We all recognize this Risorgimento character on the left....
...but who was this ?
If you want to learn more about the Risorgimento, especially the little-known international aspects of Italy's unification movement, this is a book for you.
Until now the stories of the 1000 Irish volunteers of the St. Patrick's Brigade who fought for the Pope and the 1000 English excursionists who sailed to Italy to fight with Garibaldi were forgotten episodes of the Risorgimento.
"The Irish and English in Italy's Risorgimento" now available in a limited edition of 200 numbered copies , promises to become a collectors' item.
Thanks to research spanning several decades I have been able to unearth documents and information on the process that prompted Irish and English volunteers to risk their positions and lives to fight in the Risorgimento battles of far-away Italy.
Contents include confidential letters, diaries and secret documents regarding the Irish and English who volunteered to fight in battles on Italian soil in 1860.
There are chapters on the foreign brigades, attitudes towards the papacy, volunteers' culture shock, spies, scandals, propaganda, the English -and Irish- who volunteered for Garibaldi, missing medals, caricatures, scandals and doubles, sailing for Sicily, correspondents, poetry, music and the volunteer movement, lists of Irish soldiers.
180 pages, index, maps, bibliography, 10 pages of images and portraits.
Order directly from the author firstname.lastname@example.org and pay with paypal. Cost 15 euros plus postage.
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