Antonino Radice, historian, writer, was born in Bronte in 1917.
Has lived and worked in Trento, wrote, in particular, essays on
the cultural and political area of the Trentino-Alto Adige
making historical researches on the Trentine resistance and the
Enlightenment from Alto Adige.
Between his works,
"The Trentine resistance and the
institutional problem" (Milan 1954),
of Trentino" (Rovereto 1960),
other times" (Trieste 1968),
"Resistance armed in
Trentino" (Trento 1978),
Diario1938-1943" (Trento 1984),
"Memory of a lesson -
Guido Calogero" (New Anthology 1994),
Perduto (Lost revival) - Ancient origins of the national
" (published by the De Martinis & C., Catania 1955,
with Giancarlo Vigorelli preface).
Radice, in this last work, through the
careful analysis of trial records and letters, tries a
not conventional interpretation of the Garibaldian expedition to
Sicily, rebuilding the figures of Vittorio Emanuele II,
Bixio, the deep disagreement between Cavour and Garibaldi,
their questionable consistency and their poor knowledge of the
The dream of Sicilians, writes Radice, was that the Garibaldi
landing, more than the political unity of Italy, would have been
bearer of the social freedom in Sicily.
The biggest part of Risorgimento Perduto (lost revival), almost a book
in the book, is dedicated to the facts
of Bronte of 1860 with the addition of unpublished
historical documents (letters and proclaims of Bixio and
Garibaldi, decrees, political and military
of the process, etc.).
Interesting the letters and the correspondences of the English
Consul In Palermo, John Goodwin, turned to Garibaldi and to
Crispi, Minister Of The Interior, with the pressing invitation to
protect the farming-patrimonial interests of the English
family of the Nelson.
Radice dedicates Risorgimento perduto (Lost
revival) "to Sicily and to the
southern populations whose aspirations to become and feel
Italian fell since 1860 in front of the false prophets of the national unity".