Liberation: A World War II Thriller of Love, Compassion, Courage, Leadership and Redemption

Liberation: A World War II Thriller of Love, Compassion, Courage, Leadership and Redemption

by Emilio Iodice

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Overview

Liberation by Emilio Iodice was inspired by actual events during World War II relating to the freeing of fascist Italy. It is a work of fiction, based on facts. As a boy growing up in an Italian section of the South Bronx, Emilio sat around family tables listening to stories about the adventures of young people, immigrants, Italy, and, most of all, World War II. Scenes became real as he listened to heroes and heroines nonchalantly relate incredible acts of bravery as if part of daily life. He painstakingly checked and corroborated each story by speaking with those who lived and participated in the events, uncovering details that added drama and love. He swore to keep their names and accounts secret and to tell them in the form of fiction, only after their passing — and kept that promise. The champions of this story survived by love, suffering, bravery, compassion, fearless leadership, and deliverance from fear and injustice, all performed in the shadows of secrecy. This book is a tribute to the “Unknown Warriors” who freed us from the shackles of evil oppression and fought the devils of hellish bigotry, cruelty, and arrogance — and asked for nothing in return. Their sacrifices should inspire us to fight the fiends of intolerance today before they overcome us.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781954759015
Publisher: Cranberry Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/29/2021
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 584,783
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Emilio Iodice, born in the South Bronx in 1946, received his BS in Business from Fordham University, his MBA from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York, and was named to BETA GAMMA SIGMA, the honorary society of distinguished graduates in Business. He conducted doctoral work in international business and applied finance at George Washington University. His academic field of study: “leadership.”Iodice spent over four decades as a senior executive in the public and private sectors, as an educator and as a university administrator, including being a key official in Washington working for several Administrations, serving as a confidential adviser to the President of the United States, and reaching the top ranks of the civil service and the diplomatic corps.He is among the most decorated diplomatic officers in American history — a Gold Medal for Heroism, a Gold Medal and Silver Medal for Exemplary Service, nominations for the Bronze Medal, and numerous commendations and citations.He speaks several languages and has traveled the globe. His passions were the Rome Center, its students, faculty and staff; Loyola University; good music, writing, and reading; his family and, especially, his four grandchildren.One of his recent books, The Commander in Chief (2020), was a Wall Street Journal Number One Bestseller.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - JFKChapter 2 - The PostmanChapter 3 - Civil DefenseChapter 4 - EspionageChapter 5 - The EnvelopeChapter 6 - CarloChapter 7 - Antonia and MicheleChapter 8 - The MineChapter 9 - HelenaChapter 10 - Silverio’s DecisionChapter 11 - POWs in AmericaChapter 12 - POWs and the EnemyChapter 13 - Italian POWs in AmericaChapter 14 - Carlo Leaves the CampChapter 15 - Silverio DepartsChapter 16 - AntonioChapter 17 - The Coal ThievesChapter 18 - Joe and TomChapter 19 - The ChurchChapter 20 - The Trip BeginsChapter 21 - The Lincoln MemorialChapter 22 - TennesseeChapter 23 - ArrestedChapter 24 - Behind BarsChapter 25 - The TunnelChapter 26 - ReleasedChapter 27 - The ForestChapter 28 - Off to WarChapter 29 - The CrossChapter 30 - FDRChapter 31 - SofiaChapter 32 - The Ku Klux KlanChapter 33 - The Klan PreparesChapter 34 - Il Duce’s WarChapter 35 - The AttackChapter 36 - Silverio & Antonio Meet the KKKChapter 37 - Carlo’s NightmareChapter 38 - ThanksgivingChapter 39 - Saving the KlansmenChapter 40 - Carlo’s TripChapter 41 - The SheriffChapter 42 - Luigi and AntoniettaChapter 43 - BrunoChapter 44 - Healing the KlansmenChapter 45 - Breaking Bread with the KlansmenChapter 46 - Camp ComoChapter 47 - The CommandantChapter 48 - The Planned EscapeChapter 49 - Carlo’s PrayerChapter 50 - The OSSChapter 51 - Silverio’s ChallengeChapter 52 - The Brothers’ TripChapter 53 - AnnaChapter 54 - Liberation of the KlansmenChapter 55 - The Klansmen Go HomeChapter 56 - The Call to LuciaChapter 57 - Thanksgiving DinnerChapter 58 - Helena and CarloChapter 59 - Growing up a FascistChapter 60 - Meeting BrunoChapter 61 - OSS Basic TrainingChapter 62 - Silverio’s DreamChapter 63 - Luigi’s StoreChapter 64 - Tom’s FearChapter 65 -The Walk in the ParkChapter 66 - Bruno’s FearsChapter 67 - The Purple CapsuleChapter 68 - The Golden BandChapter 69 - Bruno’s DecisionChapter 70 - The Parachute JumpChapter 71 - The Letters Sent HomeChapter 72 - The Great EscapeChapter 73 - Repentance and ForgivenessChapter 74 - The PartingChapter 75 - Bruno’s LiberationChapter 76 - The ConvoyChapter 77 - Luigi’s DreamChapter 78 - The Convoy DepartsChapter 79 - Italy’s Racial LawsChapter 80 - Bombing of RomeChapter 81 - British DeceptionChapter 82 - The OrdersChapter 83 - The BeachheadChapter 84 - Return to NashvilleChapter 85 - HandcuffsChapter 86 - FrancescaChapter 87 - The GermansChapter 88 - The LoversChapter 89 - Returning HomeChapter 90 - The ChaseChapter 91 - Don LorenzoChapter 92 - The WelcomeChapter 93 - Return to the CampChapter 94 - The PartisansChapter 95 - The NazisChapter 96 - The JewsChapter 97 - The AirliftChapter 98 - Don AlfonsoChapter 99 - The CryptChapter 100 - Carlo’s LetterChapter 101 - New YorkChapter 102 - PonzaChapter 103 - Don GabrieleChapter 104 - JacobChapter 105 - Colonel Lukas’s PlanChapter 106 - Sister CristinaChapter 107 - Don RobertoChapter 108 - Father AndreaChapter 109 - ExecutionChapter 110 - Sister ChiaraChapter 111 - Hiding the Chosen PeopleChapter 112 - Il Duce’s BridgeChapter 113 - SabotageChapter 114 - Nazi PlunderChapter 115 - Home Sweet HomeChapter 116 - Don Lorenzo and the NazisChapter 117 - The Carrier PigeonsChapter 118 - The TunnelChapter 119 - The Ammunition DepotChapter 120 - InvasionChapter 121 - The ExplosionChapter 122 - TortureChapter 123 - The ConventChapter 124 - The BunkersChapter 125 - The PoemChapter 126 - Reaching the Fifth ArmyChapter 127 - Grand TheftChapter 128 - Don Lorenzo’s NightmaresChapter 129 - GiovanninaChapter 130 - Letters to Sofia & AnnaChapter 131 - The GestapoChapter 132 - AnzioChapter 133 - Emma and SamueleChapter 134 - The Rescue PlanChapter 135 - Emma & the SicilianChapter 136 - Francesca’s ResilienceChapter 137 - Ruth and SarahChapter 138 - Escape from CastellonoratoChapter 139 - RaffaeleChapter 140 - Encounter on the High SeasChapter 141 - Francesca & the German LieutenantChapter 142 - The RosariesChapter 143 - The Life LineChapter 144 - Nazi PursuitChapter 145 - Perilous VoyageChapter 146 - Dangerous DetourChapter 147 - Hitting the BeachChapter 148 -The MiracleChapter 149 - Sharks and FascistsChapter 150 - ArrivalChapter 151 - EscortChapter 152 - Carlo’s Fears Melt AwayChapter 153 - The InformerChapter 154 - The CavesChapter 155 - Mussolini Prisoner in PonzaChapter 156 - Save the RefugeesChapter 157 - The Beauty of PonzaChapter 158 - Partisans FightChapter 159 - Intercepting German CodesChapter 160 - Caring for the RefugeesChapter 161 - German Plans to Thwart the InvasionChapter 162 - Operation ShingleChapter 163 - GenerosityChapter 164 - DeliveranceChapter 165 - RadarChapter 166 - The RadioChapter 167 - MessagesChapter 168 - The Americans Are ComingChapter 169 - Nazi CommandChapter 170 - CapturedChapter 171 - Occupation of PonzaChapter 172 - TommasoChapter 173 - Flying FortressesChapter 174 - Debra’s NightmareChapter 175 - Food for the IslandChapter 176 - FLaviaChapter 177 - My SoldierChapter 178 - LSTChapter 179 - HeroismChapter 180 - BurialChapter 181 - FreedomChapter 182 - The TailorChapter 183 - Off to WarChapter 184 - Jewish BrigadeChapter 185 - OSS StrategyChapter 186 - The CallChapter 187 - OrdersChapter 188 - Monte CassinoChapter 189 - Do Not Engage the EnemyChapter 190 - General AlexanderChapter 191 - Into the Line of FireChapter 192 - CandlesChapter 193 - HITChapter 194 - On the Edge of DeathChapter 195 - ComaChapter 196 - DestructionChapter 197 - It is Not OverChapter 198 - PeterChapter 199 - NaplesChapter 200 - MargheritaChapter 201 General ClarkChapter 202 - General ClarkChapter 203 - Going HomeChapter 204 - Flight to RomeChapter 205 - The JumpChapter 206 - BorisChapter 207 - RitaChapter 208 - SheilaChapter 209 - “The Devil”Chapter 210 - “The Beast”Chapter 211 - The HospitalChapter 212 - The MonsterChapter 213 - Raid on the HospitalChapter 214 - The TrainChapter 215 - Rita’s NightmaresChapter 216 - Journey to RomeChapter 217 - The Monster’s SecretaryChapter 218 - The Coal TruckChapter 219 - Nazi ReceptionChapter 220 - Crazy HorseChapter 221 - Raids on the Eternal CityChapter 222 - Her fatherChapter 223 - Russian FrontChapter 224 - Nazi MeetingChapter 225 - The Irish MonsignorChapter 226 - Burn the DocumentsChapter 227 - Sacks of SaltChapter 228 - Care PackagesChapter 229 - La StortaChapter 230 - Escape from Gestapo HeadquartersChapter 231 - “Come with me”Chapter 232 - “The Americans are here!”Chapter 233 - Italian BakeryChapter 234 - The Night of Broken GlassChapter 235 - Return to Via TassoChapter 236 - Rome Is FreeChapter 237 - Broken and BruisedChapter 238 - The FeastChapter 239 - ShoesChapter 240 - Freedom RingsChapter 241 - Little PonzaChapter 242- The New Embassy

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