The Hero’s Way

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In the summer of 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi was finally forced to abandon his defence of Rome. He and his men had held the besieged city for three long months, but now it was clear that only surrender would prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a much superior French army. Against all odds, Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. In ‘The Hero’s Way’, Tim Parks follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to explore Italy’s past and present.

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‘Elegantly written, full of wit and charm, this is travel writing at its very best’ Orlando Figes

In the summer of 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italy’s legendary revolutionary hero, fled Rome and led 4,000 of his men hundreds of miles through Umbria and Tuscany, then across the Apennines, Italy’s mountainous spine, toward the refuge of the Venetian Republic. After thirty-two exhausting days of skirmishes and adventures, only 250 survivors reached the Adriatic coast.

This hair-raising journey is brought vividly to life by bestselling author Tim Parks, who in the blazing summer of 2019, followed in Garibaldi’s footsteps. A fascinating portrait of Italy past and present, The Hero’s Way is a celebration of determination, creativity and desperate courage.

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Weight 0.307 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.5 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xiii, 369

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

945.083092 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K