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That man was Giuseppe Rossi, and this is his story. Until now, his early invention has remained unknown in the annals of American military history. Now everyone can read the story of this unsung patriot through a fact-finding mission undertaken by his grandson, Richard B. Rossi. As a child, Rossi first came across his grandfather's invention while rummaging through his family's photo albums. He discovered a yellowed newspaper article with a picture of his then young grandfather and a headline that read, "Robot Planes? A Natick Man Flew Over One in R.I. 1918."
Despite the enormous military significance of his grandfather's invention, the device never got to see the light of day. As Rossi became an adult, he made it his endeavor to find out why. In his research into both family and military history, Rossi discovered answers that shine a light on the very different country the United States was at the end of the First World War. His account is both an easy-to-read military history and an immigrant saga of acculturation. Told through different generations of the Rossi clan, this bravura act of fact-finding demonstrates how one notorious invention affects a family across time.
Surprised to see this is the author's only book. It is well written. An easy read. Extremely interesting story. It is based on many actual events with some fictional twist which make it very exciting to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.