An excellent introduction to the topic of Italian fascism. The book contains a bibliographical survey of the principal perspectives and interpretations that have been offered by leading scholars of a range of topics, and thus not only presents the various topics, but gives the reader the status questionis in each case.
The analogous book on the German side, which I have not found as compelling (frankly), is Ian Kershaw's:
I'm not enamored of Bosworth's more widely acclaimed book, though I don't know it that well:
I find Bosworth a bit too glib and superficial for my tastes -- But the current book on Problems and Perspectives serves its function admirably.