King of the Mountain: The Life and Death of Giuliano the Bandit

King of the Mountain: The Life and Death of Giuliano the Bandit

by Billy Jaynes Chandler
     
 

During his brief, violent, romantic career in the 1940s, bandit chief Salvatore Giuliano entranced the common folk of Sicily, fascinated the world's journalists, and exasperated the authorities who sought to apprehend him. At last his story is told accurately and compassionately.

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During his brief, violent, romantic career in the 1940s, bandit chief Salvatore Giuliano entranced the common folk of Sicily, fascinated the world's journalists, and exasperated the authorities who sought to apprehend him. At last his story is told accurately and compassionately.

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By examining the development of this tank the reader gains valuable insight into tanks, armored warfare, and military/procurement. Chandler (history, Texas A&I U.) has a special interest in the history of banditry and in the development of rural societies. Here he reconstructs the life of Salvatore Giuliano (on whom Puzo's novel The Sicilian is based), detailing the man's idealism, impulsiveness, and extreme individualism in the context of social and political upheaval in wartime Sicily. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780875801407
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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