The United States and Fascist Italy, a book presentation by author Gian Giacomo Migone

  • Embassy of Italy - Auditorium 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invite you to The United States and Fascist Italy, a book presentation with author Gian Giacomo Migone in dialogue with James Edward Miller, author of United States and Italy, 1940-1950 (University of North Carolina Press, 1986).

THE BOOK: Originally published in Italian in 1980, Gli Stati Uniti e il fascismo: Alle origini dell'egemonia Americana in Italia is regarded today as a crucial text on the relationship between the United States and Italy during the interwar years. Aside from the addition of two new prefaces – one by the author and one by the book's translator, Molly Tambor – the original text has remained unchanged, so that Anglophone readers now have the opportunity to engage with this classic work. By analyzing the enduring relationship between the United States – especially its financial establishment – and fascist Italy up until Mussolini's conquest of Ethiopia in 1935, this book provides answers to some key questions about the interconnectedness of America's rise to hegemonic global financial power in the twentieth century and its support of Italian fascism during this time.

THE AUTHOR: Gian Giacomo Migone is Professor of History of Euro Atlantic Relations at the University of Torino in Italy. He is the author of Problemi di Storia nei Rapporti tra Italia e Stati Uniti (1971), Banchieri Americani e Mussolini (1979), and he has written numerous essays concerning Euro-Atlantic relations before, during, and after the Cold War. He is a former member of the Italian Senate, where he served on the Foreign Relations Committee, the United Nations System Staff College Advisory Board, the Civilian Affairs Committee, and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, between 1992 and 2001. He is the founder and first editor of L'indice dei Libri del Mese, an Italian cultural monthly periodical.

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