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Garibaldi By Christopher Hibbert

Garibaldi

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Giuseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma. In this landmark biography, Christopher Hibbert reveals how this iconic figure and architect of Italian unification earned the adulation of not only his fellow Italians, but people across the globe.

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Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification by Christopher Hibbert

Giuseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma. Known as the "Hero of Two Worlds," Garibaldi's military prowess extended to the Americas, where he played a major role in the Brazilian struggle for independence. During his fight for Italian unification Garibaldi personally led an army of local untrained rebels to victory in Palermo, Naples, and Sicily. His forces suffered from lack of equipment, food, and money, and yet Garabaldi commanded their fierce loyalty. Christopher Hibbert reveals how this iconic figure earned the adulation of not only his fellow Italians, but people across the globe.

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"...an admirable piece of work. Besides giving us a vivid account of Garibaldi's successes and misfortunes, it supplies a dramatic picture of his personality. Mr. Hibbert's treatment of his subject, though never unsympathetic, is distinguised thorugh its realism and candour" - Peter Quennell, author of Vladimir Nabokov: A Tribute "Hibbert is a remarkably prolific popular historian, who can take on almost anything, from Dickens to General Wolfe, from Agincourt to Garibaldi" -- The Observer "A vivid biography of the hero of making modern Italy" -- The Times

About Christopher Hibbert


CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT, "a pearl of biographers" (New Statesman), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George VI, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, England.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents Part I: 1807-1859 'Apostles of a new religion' 'An eagle hovering in the upper heights' 'A man of destiny' The Siege of Rome The French Attack The Fall of Rome The Retreat of San Marino The Flight to Portiglione 'A place to settle' 'Viva La Francia!' War in the Alps 'Love and Duty' Part II: 1860 'The Negation of God' The sailing of The Thousand The Battle of Calatafimi The Capture of Palermo The Dictator of the Two Sicilies The Battle of Milazzo Calabria Naples The Volturno Part III: 1861-1882 'Roma o morte!' London, 1864 'The Scourge of Italy' Caprera References Sources Index

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GOR002382650
Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification by Christopher Hibbert
Christopher Hibbert
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2008-08-21
480
0230606067
9780230606067
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