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    • The Bicycle Runner

    • A Memoir of Love, Loyalty, and the Italian Resistance
    • By: G. Franco Romagnoli
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Like all boys growing up in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s, the author was expected to join the Balilla, Italy's fascist Youth Organization. With political divisions running deep in the families within his palazzo, he and his motley group of friends were recruited into the underground Resistance. Racing around Rome on bicycles, they smuggled messages and weapons for the partisans. Later, the author fled to the Italian countryside and narrowly avoided German mop-up operations.

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