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Author Moorehead, Caroline, author.

Title A bold and dangerous family : the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her two sons, and their fight against fascism / Caroline Moorehead.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Rosselli Family MOO    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xv, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-403) and index.
Contents A watery childhood -- Donne emancipate -- Defining la patria -- Becoming a man -- The dark seraphim -- Planting a tree -- Moral choices -- "Non mollare" -- Breaking free -- Defying the barbarians -- Il confino -- The island of winds -- Not even the flies escape -- To be an exile -- Just one heart -- Dancing for liberty -- A world of moral richness -- A free man again -- A Corneillian tragedy.
Summary Mussolini was not only ruthless- he was subtle and manipulative. Black-shirted thugs did his dirty work for him- arson, murder, destruction of homes and offices, bribes, intimidation and the forcible administration of castor oil. His opponents - including editors, publishers, union representatives, lawyers and judges - were beaten into submission. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins went too far, horror spread across Italy and twenty years of struggle began. Antifascist resistance was born and it would end only with Mussolini's death in 1945. Among those whose disgust hardened into bold and uncompromising resistance was a family from Florence- Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli. Caroline Moorehead's research into the Rossellis struck gold. She has drawn on letters and diaries never previously translated into English to reveal - in all its intimacy - a family driven by loyalty, duty and courage, yet susceptible to all the self-doubt and fear that humans are prey to. Readers are drawn into the lives of this remarkable family - and their loves, their loyalties, their laughter and their ultimate sacrifice.
Subject Rosselli, Carlo, 1899-1937.
Rosselli, Nello, 1900-1937.
Rosselli family.
Intellectuals -- Italy -- Biography.
Fascism -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-fascist movements -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1914-1945.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780062308306

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