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The Italian Resistance


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Table of Contents

Part I
Introduction: The meaning of the Resistance; How this book is structured.
1. Midnight in the Century
2. The Mafia and street kids - how fascism fell in the South
3. People, parties and partisans
4. Resistance in the mountains
5. Resistance in the cities
6. 'Aldo says 26 for one'
7. Postwar partisan activity
8. The long liberation
Part II
9. Female fighters
10. The Partisan Republics
11. Organising 'terrorism'
12. An uneasy alliance

About the Author

Tom Behan was Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Kent. His books include The Italian Resistance (Pluto, 2009) and See Naples and Die (Tauris, 2009).


'This is the book on mid-twentieth century Italian history I have been waiting for' -- Dr Gerd-Rainer Horn, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Universityof Warwick
'At a time when the Italian Resistance is under attack from all quarters, Tom Behan's clear and accessible book is a trenchant reminder that the movement had great moral, historical and political significance' -- Dr Phil Cooke, Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies, University of Strathclyde, editor of The Italian Resistance: An Anthology (1998).

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