GARIBALDI by Paul Frischauer
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The amazing growth of a simple sailor into an internationally famed patriot. He won his spurs in Italy's defense in South America, brought back ragged but ardent volunteers, saw his first efforts come to little, became an exile for eleven years, and, in his fifties, returned to see his dream come true. What a life and what a colorful, almost unbelievable story, whose other outstanding characters are the dreamer, Mazzini, the tightrope walker, Cavour, Garibaldi's trusting first wife, Anita, who took Italy's cause for her own, Victor Emmanuel, the first king of unified Italy, and many more. Here's adventure, rags to -- well, not riches but fame, romance, intrigue and excitement.

Publisher: Kendall & Sharp