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GOOCH, John. Army, State and Society in Italy, 1870-1915. (London) : Macmillan, (1989). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xiv,1-219,(7). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Studies in Military and Strategic History series. General Editor: Michael Dockrill. "After the unificationof Italy, the Italian army faced the tasks of making and defending the nat ion. Increasingly preoccupied with domestic disorder, it also struggled to create defences against hostile European powers. At the same time it foughttwo major colonial wars, and in one of them suffered a catastrophic and ig nominious defeat. Finally, in 1915 it entered a war for which it was ill-prepared and in the course of which it almost broke. Focusing particularly onthe theme of professionalism, this book examines the problems faced by the army during these years, and helps to explain its later receptivity to Fas cism." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The Army and the Risorgimento; 2. A Policy for Defence; 3. Entering the Triple Alliance; 4. Crispi at the Helm; 5. African Adventure; 6. "The Most Liberal of Generals"; 7. Partners and Rivals; 8. Redressing the Balance; 9. From Neutrality to Intervention; 10. Conclusion. With bibliography and index. Light spotting to top edge, else very good in dustjacket. 60.00
Title: Army, State and Society in Italy, 1870-1915. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Macmillan, London, 1989, ISBN:0333455819:
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