Richard Bourne has been writing about South America since his Political Leaders of Latin America was published in 1969. He is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the author of many books, including Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far.
'Bourne writes with attractive, straightforward enthusiasm ... this is a useful history of Garibaldi's unusual apprenticeship among the cowboys of South America.' -- Literary Review 'Bourne succeeds in vividly describing what Garibaldi did during these formative years, what he learnt and brought back with him to Europe, what happened after he left South America and how he and Anita are remembered in South America and Italy.' -- Cold Type 'While chronicling Garibaldi's South American wars, this book analyses, in lively style, his reckless charisma, his marriage to the rebellious Anita and their controversial political legacies. Bourne reveals one of the most adventurous and inspiring characters of the nineteenth century.' -- David McLean, Emeritus Professor of History, King's College London 'Bourne's personal, wide-ranging book illuminates Garibaldi's career as Hero of Two Worlds : how he and fellow Italian exiles fought for freedom in South America, the impact on the struggle for Italian liberation, and Garibaldi's emergence as a European freedom fighter.' -- Spencer M. Di Scala, Professor of History Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Boston