Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification

Garibaldi Hero of Italian Unification Giuseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius his courage and his charisma Known as the Hero of Two Worlds Garibaldi s military prowess extended to the Americas where he played a major ro

  • Title: Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification
  • Author: Christopher Hibbert Ross King
  • ISBN: 9780230606067
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma Known as the Hero of Two Worlds, Garibaldi s military prowess extended to the Americas, where he played a major role in the Brazilian struggle for independence During his fight for Italian unification Garibaldi personally led an army of local untrained rebels to victory in Palermo, NaGiuseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma Known as the Hero of Two Worlds, Garibaldi s military prowess extended to the Americas, where he played a major role in the Brazilian struggle for independence During his fight for Italian unification Garibaldi personally led an army of local untrained rebels to victory in Palermo, Naples, and Sicily His forces suffered from lack of equipment, food, and money, and yet Garabaldi commanded their fierce loyalty Christopher Hibbert reveals how this iconic figure earned the adulation of not only his fellow Italians, but people across the globe.

    One thought on “Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification”

    1. Adequate account of Italy's Risorgimento. Hibbert's skills as a narrative historian are put to the test: Italian unification was a messy process involving numerous wars, factions and foreign powers angling for power and influence. Whenever Hibbert focuses on Garibaldi he scores, capturing something of his unique personality and unflagging idealism. The rest of this volume may be rough-sledding for novices.

    2. As a biography it captures and reinforces the charisma of Garibaldi. As a history, especially a military history, it records his victories and losses but doesn't give much commentary on them. There is a good deal of primary sources and quotations.I'm left wondering about how Garibaldi seems more lucky than skilled.

    3. Great summary of his life in Italy and his work to unify Italy. Pretty sparse about his time in South America. Not a very complete biography of his life.

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