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A Bell for Adano
A Bell for Adano
Author: John Hersey
ISBN-13: 9780394756950
ISBN-10: 0394756959
Publication Date: 3/12/1988
Pages: 288
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3.8 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Published in the midst of WWII (January, 1944), this book takes a look at the circumstances surrounding the American occupation of a town in Italy and what needed to be accomplished to be effective and successful in the process of reintegrating that town into a post-Mussolini world. Essentially, this is a book published during the course of the struggle, which outlines what needed to occur for the "occupation" to to be effective in converting a community which had beem dominated by fascist forces into one which would be able to succeed in the post-war democratic world. Sound familiar? This book is is a timely read for anybody who is likely to be involved, or has family likely to be involved, in deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq.
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Pulitzer Prize winning book.