The presentation of the book "I GIORNI DI MENTANA " (Mentana’s days) by Umberto Massimiani will be part of the initiatives run by the "Mentana incontra...2011" cultural committee created to promote and spread the culture of the unification of Italy, celebrating a landmark anniversary in 2011, the 150th (1861-2011).
The book is part of the cultural project "Da Quarto a Mentana: il volontariato garibaldino nell'Unità d'Italia " and is an historical reconstruction of the events in 1867 seen from the perspective of the year 2011.
The author Umberto Massimiani is a journalist and essayist and in this work he follows in the footsteps of Garibaldi, following the itinerary planned out by Giuseppe Garibaldi to surround the city of Rome and declare Rome the capital of Italy, an issue defined as the “Roman Question”. As part of this quest, there was a large battle at Mentana on November 3, 1867 between Garibaldi’s troops and Franco-papal soldiers, which was a premonitory to Rome becoming the capital and the 'Conciliation’.
Mentana is an important place of memory where Garibaldi left his ideal testament for future generations who are called to recall this legacy on the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
The book is published by the 'Mentana incontra...2011' cultural committee. The 98 page book is divided into 21 chapters, with 38 photos and a bibliography of over 180 titles. The cover has a characteristic painting by G. Induno called 'Il garibaldino'.
Participants will be given a free copy of the book while copies last.