Liberation: A World War II Thriller of Love, Compassion, Courage, Leadership and Redemption

Liberation: A World War II Thriller of Love, Compassion, Courage, Leadership and Redemption

by Emilio Iodice

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Overview

Liberation by Emilio Iodice was inspired by actual events during World War II relating to the freeing of fascist Italy. It is a work of fiction, based on facts. As a boy growing up in an Italian section of the South Bronx, Emilio sat around family tables listening to stories about the adventures of young people, immigrants, Italy, and, most of all, World War II. Scenes became real as he listened to heroes and heroines nonchalantly relate incredible acts of bravery as if part of daily life. He painstakingly checked and corroborated each story by speaking with those who lived and participated in the events, uncovering details that added drama and love. He swore to keep their names and accounts secret and to tell them in the form of fiction, only after their passing — and kept that promise. The champions of this story survived by love, suffering, bravery, compassion, fearless leadership, and deliverance from fear and injustice, all performed in the shadows of secrecy. This book is a tribute to the “Unknown Warriors” who freed us from the shackles of evil oppression and fought the devils of hellish bigotry, cruelty, and arrogance — and asked for nothing in return. Their sacrifices should inspire us to fight the fiends of intolerance today before they overcome us.



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ISBN-13: 9781954759022
Publisher: Cranberry Press
Publication date: 09/09/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 781
Sales rank: 2,259
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About the Author

Emilio Iodice, born in the South Bronx in 1946, received his BS in Business from Fordham University, his MBA from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York, and was named to BETA GAMMA SIGMA, the honorary society of distinguished graduates in Business. He conducted doctoral work in international business and applied finance at George Washington University. His academic field of study: “leadership.”

Iodice spent over four decades as a senior executive in the public and private sectors, as an educator and as a university administrator, including being a key official in Washington working for several Administrations, serving as a confidential adviser to the President of the United States, and reaching the top ranks of the civil service and the diplomatic corps.

He is among the most decorated diplomatic officers in American history — a Gold Medal for Heroism, a Gold Medal and Silver Medal for Exemplary Service, nominations for the Bronze Medal, and numerous commendations and citations.

He speaks several languages and has traveled the globe. His passions were the Rome Center, its students, faculty and staff; Loyola University; good music, writing, and reading; his family and, especially, his four grandchildren.

One of his recent books, The Commander in Chief (2020), was a Wall Street Journal Number One Bestseller.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - JFK

Chapter 2 - The Postman

Chapter 3 - Civil Defense

Chapter 4 - Espionage

Chapter 5 - The Envelope

Chapter 6 - Carlo

Chapter 7 - Antonia and Michele

Chapter 8 - The Mine

Chapter 9 - Helena

Chapter 10 - Silverio’s Decision

Chapter 11 - POWs in America

Chapter 12 - POWs and the Enemy

Chapter 13 - Italian POWs in America

Chapter 14 - Carlo Leaves the Camp

Chapter 15 - Silverio Departs

Chapter 16 - Antonio

Chapter 17 - The Coal Thieves

Chapter 18 - Joe and Tom

Chapter 19 - The Church

Chapter 20 - The Trip Begins

Chapter 21 - The Lincoln Memorial

Chapter 22 - Tennessee

Chapter 23 - Arrested

Chapter 24 - Behind Bars

Chapter 25 - The Tunnel

Chapter 26 - Released

Chapter 27 - The Forest

Chapter 28 - Off to War

Chapter 29 - The Cross

Chapter 30 - FDR

Chapter 31 - Sofia

Chapter 32 - The Ku Klux Klan

Chapter 33 - The Klan Prepares

Chapter 34 - Il Duce’s War

Chapter 35 - The Attack

Chapter 36 - Silverio & Antonio Meet the KKK

Chapter 37 - Carlo’s Nightmare

Chapter 38 - Thanksgiving

Chapter 39 - Saving the Klansmen

Chapter 40 - Carlo’s Trip

Chapter 41 - The Sheriff

Chapter 42 - Luigi and Antonietta

Chapter 43 - Bruno

Chapter 44 - Healing the Klansmen

Chapter 45 - Breaking Bread with the Klansmen

Chapter 46 - Camp Como

Chapter 47 - The Commandant

Chapter 48 - The Planned Escape

Chapter 49 - Carlo’s Prayer

Chapter 50 - The OSS

Chapter 51 - Silverio’s Challenge

Chapter 52 - The Brothers’ Trip

Chapter 53 - Anna

Chapter 54 - Liberation of the Klansmen

Chapter 55 - The Klansmen Go Home

Chapter 56 - The Call to Lucia

Chapter 57 - Thanksgiving Dinner

Chapter 58 - Helena and Carlo

Chapter 59 - Growing up a Fascist

Chapter 60 - Meeting Bruno

Chapter 61 - OSS Basic Training

Chapter 62 - Silverio’s Dream

Chapter 63 - Luigi’s Store

Chapter 64 - Tom’s Fear

Chapter 65 -The Walk in the Park

Chapter 66 - Bruno’s Fears

Chapter 67 - The Purple Capsule

Chapter 68 - The Golden Band

Chapter 69 - Bruno’s Decision

Chapter 70 - The Parachute Jump

Chapter 71 - The Letters Sent Home

Chapter 72 - The Great Escape

Chapter 73 - Repentance and Forgiveness

Chapter 74 - The Parting

Chapter 75 - Bruno’s Liberation

Chapter 76 - The Convoy

Chapter 77 - Luigi’s Dream

Chapter 78 - The Convoy Departs

Chapter 79 - Italy’s Racial Laws

Chapter 80 - Bombing of Rome

Chapter 81 - British Deception

Chapter 82 - The Orders

Chapter 83 - The Beachhead

Chapter 84 - Return to Nashville

Chapter 85 - Handcuffs

Chapter 86 - Francesca

Chapter 87 - The Germans

Chapter 88 - The Lovers

Chapter 89 - Returning Home

Chapter 90 - The Chase

Chapter 91 - Don Lorenzo

Chapter 92 - The Welcome

Chapter 93 - Return to the Camp

Chapter 94 - The Partisans

Chapter 95 - The Nazis

Chapter 96 - The Jews

Chapter 97 - The Airlift

Chapter 98 - Don Alfonso

Chapter 99 - The Crypt

Chapter 100 - Carlo’s Letter

Chapter 101 - New York

Chapter 102 - Ponza

Chapter 103 - Don Gabriele

Chapter 104 - Jacob

Chapter 105 - Colonel Lukas’s Plan

Chapter 106 - Sister Cristina

Chapter 107 - Don Roberto

Chapter 108 - Father Andrea

Chapter 109 - Execution

Chapter 110 - Sister Chiara

Chapter 111 - Hiding the Chosen People

Chapter 112 - Il Duce’s Bridge

Chapter 113 - Sabotage

Chapter 114 - Nazi Plunder

Chapter 115 - Home Sweet Home

Chapter 116 - Don Lorenzo and the Nazis

Chapter 117 - The Carrier Pigeons

Chapter 118 - The Tunnel

Chapter 119 - The Ammunition Depot

Chapter 120 - Invasion

Chapter 121 - The Explosion

Chapter 122 - Torture

Chapter 123 - The Convent

Chapter 124 - The Bunkers

Chapter 125 - The Poem

Chapter 126 - Reaching the Fifth Army

Chapter 127 - Grand Theft

Chapter 128 - Don Lorenzo’s Nightmares

Chapter 129 - Giovannina

Chapter 130 - Letters to Sofia & Anna

Chapter 131 - The Gestapo

Chapter 132 - Anzio

Chapter 133 - Emma and Samuele

Chapter 134 - The Rescue Plan

Chapter 135 - Emma & the Sicilian

Chapter 136 - Francesca’s Resilience

Chapter 137 - Ruth and Sarah

Chapter 138 - Escape from Castellonorato

Chapter 139 - Raffaele

Chapter 140 - Encounter on the High Seas

Chapter 141 - Francesca & the German Lieutenant

Chapter 142 - The Rosaries

Chapter 143 - The Life Line

Chapter 144 - Nazi Pursuit

Chapter 145 - Perilous Voyage

Chapter 146 - Dangerous Detour

Chapter 147 - Hitting the Beach

Chapter 148 -The Miracle

Chapter 149 - Sharks and Fascists

Chapter 150 - Arrival

Chapter 151 - Escort

Chapter 152 - Carlo’s Fears Melt Away

Chapter 153 - The Informer

Chapter 154 - The Caves

Chapter 155 - Mussolini Prisoner in Ponza

Chapter 156 - Save the Refugees

Chapter 157 - The Beauty of Ponza

Chapter 158 - Partisans Fight

Chapter 159 - Intercepting German Codes

Chapter 160 - Caring for the Refugees

Chapter 161 - German Plans to Thwart the Invasion

Chapter 162 - Operation Shingle

Chapter 163 - Generosity

Chapter 164 - Deliverance

Chapter 165 - Radar

Chapter 166 - The Radio

Chapter 167 - Messages

Chapter 168 - The Americans Are Coming

Chapter 169 - Nazi Command

Chapter 170 - Captured

Chapter 171 - Occupation of Ponza

Chapter 172 - Tommaso

Chapter 173 - Flying Fortresses

Chapter 174 - Debra’s Nightmare

Chapter 175 - Food for the Island

Chapter 176 - FLavia

Chapter 177 - My Soldier

Chapter 178 - LST

Chapter 179 - Heroism

Chapter 180 - Burial

Chapter 181 - Freedom

Chapter 182 - The Tailor

Chapter 183 - Off to War

Chapter 184 - Jewish Brigade

Chapter 185 - OSS Strategy

Chapter 186 - The Call

Chapter 187 - Orders

Chapter 188 - Monte Cassino

Chapter 189 - Do Not Engage the Enemy

Chapter 190 - General Alexander

Chapter 191 - Into the Line of Fire

Chapter 192 - Candles

Chapter 193 - HIT

Chapter 194 - On the Edge of Death

Chapter 195 - Coma

Chapter 196 - Destruction

Chapter 197 - It is Not Over

Chapter 198 - Peter

Chapter 199 - Naples

Chapter 200 - Margherita

Chapter 201 General Clark

Chapter 202 - General Clark

Chapter 203 - Going Home

Chapter 204 - Flight to Rome

Chapter 205 - The Jump

Chapter 206 - Boris

Chapter 207 - Rita

Chapter 208 - Sheila

Chapter 209 - “The Devil”

Chapter 210 - “The Beast”

Chapter 211 - The Hospital

Chapter 212 - The Monster

Chapter 213 - Raid on the Hospital

Chapter 214 - The Train

Chapter 215 - Rita’s Nightmares

Chapter 216 - Journey to Rome

Chapter 217 - The Monster’s Secretary

Chapter 218 - The Coal Truck

Chapter 219 - Nazi Reception

Chapter 220 - Crazy Horse

Chapter 221 - Raids on the Eternal City

Chapter 222 - Her father

Chapter 223 - Russian Front

Chapter 224 - Nazi Meeting

Chapter 225 - The Irish Monsignor

Chapter 226 - Burn the Documents

Chapter 227 - Sacks of Salt

Chapter 228 - Care Packages

Chapter 229 - La Storta

Chapter 230 - Escape from Gestapo Headquarters

Chapter 231 - “Come with me”

Chapter 232 - “The Americans are here!”

Chapter 233 - Italian Bakery

Chapter 234 - The Night of Broken Glass

Chapter 235 - Return to Via Tasso

Chapter 236 - Rome Is Free

Chapter 237 - Broken and Bruised

Chapter 238 - The Feast

Chapter 239 - Shoes

Chapter 240 - Freedom Rings

Chapter 241 - Little Ponza

Chapter 242- The New Embassy

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