Failure of a dream
Sidney Sonnino and the rise and fall of Liberal Italy (1847-1922)
1999, cm 17 x 24, viii-574 pp.
- About this book
Sidney Sonnino was one of modern Italy’s most important public figures, but, while there are studies on particular aspects of his career, he is the subject of no published biography. For over five decades, he laboured unceasingly to set Liberal Italy on secure foundations. But he failed; and in light of the demise of the Liberal regime and the triumph of fascism, he failed drastically.