Award of the City of Como – Non-Fiction Section V Edition
I had come across in the figure of Giacomo Bove reading the wonderful book on Italian explorers Silvino Gonzato.
So I carefully read the book Peter Pisano on the figure of nineteenth-century explorer and trail dedicated to him between Verbano and Ossola.
The tragic end. Bove who gets off the train in Verona, New door.
A handsome man, alto, with blondish beard and mustache trimmed.
He was on his way to Genoa from his family and to Verona would have to climb on the coincidence.
But he did not, He had come to an end.
He watched the train pass and then in the warm evening of August with the heat that would not go away, He walked to look for a hotel.
The next day he went to the center Verona.
He entered the shop of a gunsmith.
"I would like a revolver, I need for shooting " he explained.
"Take this" the man answered "With this weapon he would kill even an ox".
"Already" said the young, bitter smile.
Then he went out into the countryside along the river Adige and found a leafy mulberry, He hung his hat to a branch, He sat on the ground and shot himself in the right temple.
They were found certain letters to the police station and his wife.
In a saying: They die because of an incurable neuroses.
The contract's disease in his last trip to Congo tormented him with violent and ferocious fever headache.
Flipping through the pages of the book we understand the nineteenth-century figure of this remarkable explorer who was so polyhedral to be sailor, scholar, scientist, geologist, cartographer, anthropologist, ethnographer, zoologist, writer and cartoonist.
"An Italian who went away: He explored the Arctic and Antarctic land from East to Africa and making a great contribution to the world of knowledge and science ", It was written of him:.
The author is so timely countless stories, analyzing facts, reconstructing events and accompanying them with the objective transcription of the narratives collected from the voice of the characters and some of the explorer diaries kept in the Acqui Terme where he was born.
in 17 chapters from infancy to suicide the life and explorations of Bove occupy the first half of the volume.
The second part is dedicated to the Great Valley trail restored in 1989 when it finally passed under the management of the Community Montana Valle Cannobina.
A tribute to a great explorer who unjustly forgotten regains the place it deserves in the historical memory.