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L'umanità Al Bivio
L'umanità Al Bivio
By Umberto Nobile
Mondadori, 1947, 210 pp.

The author of this book will be remembered as the commander of Italian dirigible expeditions over the Arctic in the 1920's. Disgraced by the Fascists, he went to Russia; later, from 1939 to 1942, he directed an aviation school in America. Returning to Italy, he was restored to his rank of general and was elected a member of the Constituent Assembly. In this rather odd book he asks in effect, "Whither are we tending?" He has few hopes for the United Nations or for capitalist society.