Vittorio Emanuele Orlando

Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (vēt-tô´rēō āmänwĕ´lā ōrlän´dō), 1860–1952, Italian statesman and jurist. He held several cabinet posts from 1903 to 1917 and was premier from 1917 to 1919. At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, he demanded the fulfillment of the secret Treaty of London of 1915, by which the Allies had promised Italy ample territorial compensation in Dalmatia for its entry into World War I. Meeting stubborn opposition from Woodrow Wilson and failing to secure British or French support, he dramatically left the conference in Apr., 1919, but returned in May. Even then no solution satisfactory to Italy was found; Orlando resigned and was succeeded as premier by Francesco Nitti. Opposing Fascism, Orlando gave up (1925) his seat in parliament and devoted himself to teaching and writing.

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FREE! The Big Four and Others of the Peace Conference
Robert Lansing.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921
Librarian’s tip: Chap. IV "Orlando"
Italy at the Paris Peace Conference
René Albrecht-Carrié.
Columbia University Press, 1938
Librarian’s tip: Part One "The Orlando-Sonnino Ministry (November, 1918 - June, 1919)"
Armistice 1918
Bullitt Lowry.
Kent State University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando begins on p. 151
The New Diplomacy in Italy: American Propaganda and U.S. - Italian Relations, 1917-1919
Louis John Nigro Jr.
Peter Lang, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando begins on p. 95
Italy from Napoleon to Mussolini
René Albrecht-Carrié.
Columbia University Press, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando begins on p. 110
Italy: A Modern History
Denis Mack Smith.
University of Michigan Press, 1959
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando begins on p. 315
The Seizure of Power: Fascism in Italy, 1919-1929
Adrian Lyttelton.
Routledge, 2004 (Revised edition)
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando begins on p. 27
The Italian Nationalist Association and the Rise of Fascism in Italy
Alexander J. De Grand.
University of Nebraska Press, 1978
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando begins on p. 75
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