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2008 Faculty & Staff News

Dr. David Coles is the co-author of the recently published book "Sons of Garibaldi in Blue and Gray: Italians in the American Civil War"

April 22, 2008

Dr. David Coles, Associate Professor of History, is the co-author of the recently published book Sons of Garibaldi in Blue and Gray: Italians in the American Civil War. The 472-page hardback, published by Cambria Press, was co-written with Dr. Frank Alduino, professor of history and political science at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. The book “fills a critical gap in studies of Italian American life in the United States in the late 1800s,” according to the publisher, and includes samples of John Garibaldi’s wartime correspondence to his wife, lists of Italian Americans who served as officers and noncommissioned officers in the Union Navy, and first-hand correspondence of William Howell Reed, Virginia hospitals overseer under President Grant. Dr. Coles and Dr. Alduino became acquainted when both were in graduate school at Florida State University.