Finalmente il 30 novembre 2015 è uscito il mio nuovo libro su Tucci. Si intitola Il Duce’s Explorer. The Adventures of Giuseppe Tucci and Italian Policy in the Orient from Mussolini to Andreotti. With the Correspondence of Giulio Andreotti ed è la versione inglese, rivista e ampliata, de L’esploratore del Duce.
Questo è il primo di nove volumi. Di seguito potete leggere è la prefazione. Enjoy!
When the capital of Tibet was still the mythical, “Forbidden City”, a destination for the most daring explorers, when Nepal was covered with forests and swamps, swarming with dangerous beasts
and cut o˫ to foreigners, when Italy was ruled by the Fascist regime greedily eyeing potential colonial possessions in Asia, a learned and adventurous man – a perfect embodiment of the era’s virile ideals – entered a land, alone, where no Western man had before set foot: crossing glittering, snow-capped peaks, desolate deserts and the ruins of ancient cities, constantly pushing himself to his limits, he discovered archaeological treasures from past civilizations. Even today, in the East as well as in the West, the name of this intrepid Italian explorer and insatiable researcher is cloaked in an aura of legend.