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Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification

ISBN13: 9780230606067
ISBN: 0230606067
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $18.95
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published Date:
Pages: 480
Average Goodreads rating: 3.68/5 (44 ratings)

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, 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.