Hero of Italian Unification
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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
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 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