This book fills a need at a time when we should know more of Italy's struggle to emerge as a nation. Simply, dramatically and with earnestness, Jean Burton recreates the great popular hero who spent his life for freedom everywhere and particularly for freedom from Austria and foreign domination and tyranny, in his own beloved Italy. The guerrilla tactics he developed are exciting and prophetic for today's techniques. Historically, Miss Burton sheds light on the modern struggle in Italy, the struggle between church and state and between principalities. Schools, and libraries have too little literature on this important area.