In 1924, two years into his prime ministership , and one year before declaring himself dictator, Benito Mussolini put in place a policy to move Italy toward self-sufficiency. His "Battle for Grain", with import tariffs and land grants, was intended in part to reduce the amount of foreign bread consumed in Italy. I suppose then it might make sense to find his essay " In Praise of Bread" and his bread homage poem "Italians", at the back of this 1920's, 24 page booklet of bread related stories in history. The publisher, The Millers Mutual Assoc. (of Britain) acknowledges permission from "The Morning Post for Mussolini's Hymn 'In Praise of Bread'". Booklet was found at estate of local Altoona bakery owners. It is very soiled (Altoona railroad soot) , creased, staples are rusted and cover is partially separated from book…. But what a find! Measures 8" by 5".
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