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The hero's way : walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna / Tim Parks.

Parks, Tim, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Abington Community Library 945 PARKS (Text) 50687011718353 Stacks Checked Out 08/06/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780393866841
  • ISBN: 039386684X
  • Physical Description: 369 pages; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2021.

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"Beloved guide to Italian culture and history Tim Parks traces Garibaldi's famous journey across the Apennines in search of the country's past and present. In the summer of 1849 Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero of guerrilla wars and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat to the French in his defense of a revolutionary Roman republic. But determined to turn defeat into moral victory, he set out from Rome with 4,000 men one July evening to continue the struggle for national independence. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, he crossed the Italian Apennines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna a month later with just 250 survivors. Tim Parks, the author of four best-selling accounts of Italian life, retraced Garibaldi's steps in the summer of 2019. In The Hero's Way he delivers a superb travelogue that combines a memorable portrait of Garibaldi and the country before unification with Parks's own fine observations of contemporary Italian people, politics, customs, food, and landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882 > Travel.
Italy > Description and travel.
Genre: Travel writing.
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