Fifty years of War and Diplomacy in the Balkans: Pashich and the Union of the Yugoslavs. Count Carlo Sforza.

Fifty years of War and Diplomacy in the Balkans: Pashich and the Union of the Yugoslavs

New York - Nashville: Columbia U. Press, 1940. F. 195 pages, chronological table, index; Inscribed and signed on the 1/2 title page "For Frances Keene...Sforza University of Virginia March 1941"; Carlo, Count Sforza b. Sept. 25, 1873, Montignoso di Lunigiana, Italy d. Sept. 4, 1952, Rome Italian diplomat and statesman, an exile during the Fascist era, who became a major figure in post-World War II foreign affairs. Sforza entered the diplomatic service in 1896 and served in Cairo, Paris, Constantinople, Peking, Bucharest, Madrid, London, and Belgrade. He was undersecretary of state for foreign affairs in 1919-20 and minister for foreign affairs in 1920-21. Appointed ambassador to France in February 1922, he resigned nine months later, refusing to serve under Benito Mussolini. For nearly two decades Sforza lived abroad--in Belgium until 1939 and in the United States after 1940--as lecturer and political commentator. He returned to Italy in 1943 and held a number of ministerial and other posts until he was elected a member of the constituent assembly as a Republican in 1946. He joined the third Alcide De Gasperi cabinet in 1947 as minister of foreign affairs, retaining this position until July 1951, when he resigned because of ill health. Sforza's influence was a determining factor in the Italian ratification of the peace treaty, in Italy's joining the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation, and in its adherence to the North Atlantic Treaty (EB); also laid-in is a short note on onionskin paper, appearing to be a transcribed telegram, from " Cairo 13" to Lionel Venturi and Salvemini: "Please contact British Embassy Washington to organize sending us news of Anti Fascist interest stop are Albert and Emily in America greetings to Keene Sforza stop Address Corriere d'Italia Cairo Regards Umberto Calosso"; Umberto Calosso a significant figure in Italy's socialist movement before and after the war; laid-in also an Italian newspaper article from 1977 commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of G.A. Borgese "Riccore quest'anno il XXV anniversario della morte di G.A. Borgese: il critico e il saggista attraverso il fascismo"; some edge, tips wear to binding, especially spine ends & some soiling; good condition and especially interesting for the associations. Item #7124

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