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Garibaldi: A Great Life in Brief

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published September 13th 1982 by Greenwood Press (first published 1956)
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Umberto Rossi
Bel libro ma non bello come quello su Mazzini, che si basa su un lavoro di ricerca molto più ampio e approfondito, e che illumina molti più angoli oscuri della storia del Risorgimento. Comunque è una biografia compatta e nient'affatto agiografica, ma risalendo alla metà degli anni Cinquanta suona ovviamente meno aggiornata anche rispetto alle successive opere di Mack Smith.
Sergio Frosini
La mia edizione e' recente, ma si tratta solo di una ristampa della traduzione anni '50 (e si nota nello stile, dannazione, eccome se si nota!)
Leggero, scorrevole, forse fin troppo, dalla nascita a Nizza in poche decine di pagine siamo gia' in pieno Risorgimento, non che volessi leggere un diario completo e giornaliero, ma insomma...
Comunque, proprio per questo "non approfondimento" (il sottotitolo 'Una grande vita in breve' doveva mettermi sull'avviso :-) ) mi sembra adatto per introdursi nell
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Cristi
Jan 24, 2013 Cristi rated it liked it
i couldn't describe him better than a mix between mussolini and don quixote.

ideologicamente in netto contrasto con la mancanza dell'unita e del sentimento patriottico del popolo italiano, confermati dall'apatia per la sua lotta per l'Unificazione.

come l'autore stesso lo descrive: "G. era forse un po sciocco, ma in nessun modo un cattivo soggetto" e potrei aggiungere: personaggio dei suoi tempi con una delle piu straordinarie vite
Phil
May 19, 2015 Phil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great introduction to the man and the legend but this really is just a compendium of other people's work.
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