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Garibaldi’s Worst Hours September 24, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Garibaldi's Worst Hours

Giuseppe Garibaldi had been, in the late 1830s, an insurgent in Brazil: think Che Guevara with a good barber and bourgeoise decency. He had played the rhetorician who talked up Italian irregulars as they retreated from Rome in 1849: ‘Where we are Rome will be!’ He was the genius general who, in 1860, conquered half the peninsula […]