• February 1, 2017
  • History
  • USD $18.95
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781940598734
  • Trim: 6in × 9in

Italy Invades (paperback)

Christopher Kelly & Stuart Laycock
Italy Invades, full of restless adventurers, canny generals, and the occasional scoundrel, is a fast-paced and compelling read, the perfect sequel to America Invades.

Recreating their success with America Invades, Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock take another global tour, this time starting from Italy and exploring that country's military involvements throughout the ancient and modern worlds.  From the empire building of the Romans, through the globe-spanning Age of Exploration, to the multinational cooperation of NATO, Italy has conquered and explored countries as diverse and far-ranging as Cape Verde and Mongolia and Uruguay.  With the additional guide of maps and photographs, the reader can visually follow the Italians as they conquer the world.  

The book also contains an excerpt from the never before published An Adventure in 1914, written by Christopher Kelly's maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Tileston Wells.  Wells served as the American consul general to Romania each summer; and in the summer of 1914, as war exploded across Europe, he was there with his wife and two children.

Christopher Kelly, the former chairman of Chyron Corporation, has had a lifelong passion for military history.  A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Kelly is Italian by marriage.

Stuart Laycock has a degree in Classics from Cambridge University.  He has authored or coauthored a number of books dealing with Roman Britain and its end, and also wrote All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To.  He was a witness to Italian peacekeeping in Bosnia while on a humanitarian mission there.

Tony Ventrella is Digital Media Host for the Seattle Seahawks. His media career spans 40 years, including as sports director at KING-5 and KIRO-7 television for 22 years. During his career he has covered two Olympic games, several World Series, Super Bowls, Final Four basketball and three Rose Bowls.