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The Sand Against the Wind Riccardo Pietro Felice Maffey

The Sand Against the Wind

Riccardo Pietro Felice Maffey

Published August 20th 2000
ISBN : 9780595011216
Paperback
348 pages
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Description: Churchhill called it a Renaissance tragedy. Indeed, before Count Cianos execution by Mussolini, his father-in-law, now head of the Italian Social Republic, only two women attempted his rescue. His wife, Edda, who defied her father, andMoreDescription: Churchhill called it a Renaissance tragedy. Indeed, before Count Cianos execution by Mussolini, his father-in-law, now head of the Italian Social Republic, only two women attempted his rescue. His wife, Edda, who defied her father, and a female Nazi secret agent, Frau Beetz, who loved him.Between history and fiction, in the struggle for Cianos life and his diaries, an indictment of Hitler and Ribbentrops treacheries, is also the son of a cockney musician and a Roman noblewoman. Carlo Rufus Williams, a cavalry major, a letterato, and a broadcaster in civilian life, joins the Resistance after King Victor Emmanuel III and the Italian warlords abandon Rome to the brutality of the German forces. With sensuous, leftist, aristocratic Mirta della Rovere, he fights back until a street attack provokes a Nazi massacre in reprisal.