Garibaldi: Citizen of the World: A Biography

Garibaldi: Citizen of the World: A Biography

by Alfonso Scirocco
     
 

"The most difficult achievement for anyone writing on Garibaldi is to compose a biography that does not sound like a novel or a legend but at the same time captures one of the most extraordinary figures of the nineteenth century. Alfonso Scirocco has succeeded in this task. He combines historical depth with a writing style that is both elegant and

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"The most difficult achievement for anyone writing on Garibaldi is to compose a biography that does not sound like a novel or a legend but at the same time captures one of the most extraordinary figures of the nineteenth century. Alfonso Scirocco has succeeded in this task. He combines historical depth with a writing style that is both elegant and captivating."—Maurizio Viroli, author of Niccolò's Smile: A Biography of Machiavelli

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691115405
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/13/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1: Sailing the Mediterranean 1

Chapter 2: From Conspiracy to Exile 17

Chapter 3: The Rio Interlude 27

Chapter 4: Privateer 39

Chapter 5: In Rio Grande 54

Chapter 6: Loves, Friendships, and Amusements 74

Chapter 7: The Costa Brava Expedition 82

Chapter 8: Montevideo 95

Chapter 9: San Antonio de Salto 108

Chapter 10: His Fame Spreads 125

Chapter 11: Italy in 1848: The General Call to Arms 138

Chapter 12: The Rome Events of 1849 151

Chapter 13: The Bold Defi ance of 1849 168

Chapter 14: The Gray Years 182

Chapter 15: In the King's Ser vice 203

Chapter 16: Po liti cal Frustrations and Disappointments in Love 221

Chapter 17: The Epic Campaign of the Thousand 236

Chapter 18: The Dictator of Sicily 263

Chapter 19: Master of a Kingdom 287

Chapter 20: From the Solitude of Caprera to the Drama of Aspromonte 309

Chapter 21: Triumph in London 331

Chapter 22: Bezzecca, Mentana, and Dijon 343

Chapter 23: Pacifi sm, Socialism, and Democracy 364

Chapter 24: The Final Years: Family, Literary Activities, and Financial Concerns 388

Chapter 25: Epilogue 400

Chronology of Events 411

Bibliography 417

Index 431

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