The bicycle runner: a memoir of love, loyalty, and the Italian resistance

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Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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Like all boys growing up in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s, the author was expected to join the Balilla --Italy's fascist Youth Organization. With political divisions running deep in the families within his palazzo , he and his motley group of friends were recruited into the underground Resistance. Racing around Rome on bicycles, they smuggled messages and weapons for the partisans. Later, the author fled to the Italian countryside and narrowly avoided German mop-up operations--despite being sold out by his most trusted of friends. But this is much more than a war story. Lyrical in language, rich in sentimentality, and possessing the magic of a classic Fellini film, Romagnoli's memoir is a charmingly told tale of the search for manhood and the bonds of family and friendship .
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9780312554545
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Biographies, Guerrilla couriers -- Italy -- Rome -- Biography, Italy -- History -- 1922-1945, Personal narratives, Italian, Romagnoli, G. Franco -- Childhood and youth, World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Rome, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Italian, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Italy -- Rome
title_display The bicycle runner : a memoir of love, loyalty, and the Italian resistance
title_full The bicycle runner : a memoir of love, loyalty, and the Italian resistance / G. Franco Romagnoli
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title_sub a memoir of love, loyalty, and the Italian resistance
topic_facet Childhood and youth, Guerrilla couriers, History, Romagnoli, G. Franco, Underground movements, World War, 1939-1945