[Solo Biography] Cavour by Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco - dc

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Post by pnagami » April 19th, 2021, 4:31 am

Thank you, Barbara!

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"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by pnagami » April 21st, 2021, 7:11 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » April 21st, 2021, 8:19 pm

pnagami wrote:
April 21st, 2021, 7:11 am
Hi Barbara,

Section 22 is up:

13:01

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_22_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
Well, the map of Italy is looking more uniform now and easier to understand.

PL OK.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » April 21st, 2021, 8:32 pm

Like Mazzini said,

"La carta d'Italia deve essere rifatta," or something to that effect.

Thanks!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » April 25th, 2021, 7:03 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » April 26th, 2021, 5:29 am

And Section 23 is PL OK!

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Barbara

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Post by pnagami » April 26th, 2021, 5:45 am

Thank you, Barbara!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » April 29th, 2021, 7:56 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » April 29th, 2021, 6:45 pm

pnagami wrote:
April 29th, 2021, 7:56 am
Hi Barbara,

Section 24 is up:

12:52

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_24_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
PL OK.

A friend who has lived in Italy with an Italian husband, when I mentioned this book, thought of Cavour only as somebody who'd been opposed to Garibaldi! This chapter shows what a wise bird Cavour was with his distrust of even a temporary dictatorship.

Interesting that he saw that Prussia, "Germany", wanted to be a great naval power to rival Britain. I was reading recently of the vast resources that were diverted to that purpose and that, submarines excepted, the venture was ultimately a pointless one for a country whose coastline was primarily Baltic.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » April 29th, 2021, 6:54 pm

Thanks, Barbara!

Yes, this book is full of surprises. Bismarck played a big role in Italian unity after Cavour’s death.

That whole naval arms race between Germany and Britain was totally pointless. What a sterile activity!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » May 9th, 2021, 7:28 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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