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The Resource A bold and dangerous family : the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her sons, and their fight against fascism, Caroline Moorehead

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

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A bold and dangerous family : the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her sons, and their fight against fascism
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A bold and dangerous family
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the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her sons, and their fight against fascism
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Caroline Moorehead
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The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini's fascism, and whose efforts helped define the path of Italy in the years between the World Wars--a profile in courage that remains relevant today. Members of the cosmopolitan, cultural aristocracy of Florence at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Rosselli family, led by their fierce matriarch, Amelia, were vocal anti-fascists. As populist, right-wing nationalism swept across Europe after World War I, and Italy's Prime Minister, Benito Mussolini, began consolidating his power, Amelia's sons Carlo and Nello led the opposition, taking a public stand against Il Duce that few others in their elite class dared risk. When Mussolini established a terrifying and brutal police state controlled by his Blackshirts--the squaddristi--the Rossellis and their anti-fascist circle were transformed into active resisters. In retaliation, many of the anti-fascists were arrested and imprisoned; others left the country to escape a similar fate. Tragically, Carlo and Nello were eventually assassinated by Mussolini's secret service. After Italy entered World War II in June 1940, Amelia, thanks to visas arranged by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt herself, fled to New York City with the remaining members of her family. Renowned historian Caroline Moorehead paints an indelible picture of Italy in the first half of the twentieth century, offering an intimate account of the rise of Il Duce and his squaddristi; life in Mussolini's penal colonies; the shocking ambivalence and complicity of many prominent Italian families seduced by Mussolini's promises; and the bold, fractured resistance movement whose associates sacrificed their lives to fight fascism. In A Bold and Dangerous Family, Moorehead once again pays tribute to heroes who fought to uphold our humanity during one of history's darkest chapters
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Moorehead, Caroline
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945.091092/2
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DG575.R38
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M67 2017ab
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Read by John Lee
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Lee, John Rafter
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  • Rosselli, Amelia
  • Rosselli, Carlo
  • Rosselli, Nello
  • Rosselli family
  • Intellectuals
  • Fascism
  • Anti-fascist movements
  • Italy
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A bold and dangerous family : the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her sons, and their fight against fascism, Caroline Moorehead
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3608796
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1 online resource (1 audio file (14 hr., 38 min., 28 sec.))
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9780735277915
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(OCoLC)1005355298
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A bold and dangerous family : the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her sons, and their fight against fascism, Caroline Moorehead
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3608796
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (14 hr., 38 min., 28 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780735277915
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
ff8c0667-ebfd-41ec-9f6d-0c25d4126191
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(OCoLC)1005355298
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