“Voice from the Bow”, Diary of a Sailor

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The author, Bruno Temperoni, in an autobiographical book, recalls his years in service for the Italian Royal Navy during the Second World War

Readers are invited to be witnesses of the years of military service of a veteran during World War II that render him an involuntary participant in the history and the makings of a new free world. In Voice from the Bow, Bruno Temperoni meticulously compiles in a diary, his military experiences in the Italian Royal Navy taking the audience to the battlefront in a simple but skillful way.

Enlisted in May 1938, Temperoni recounts daily episodes of his life as a sailor on board of vessel “Freccia”, assigned to a squadron of the Navy. During his twenty-eight months of military service, the author measures up not only to the tragedy of the war, by participating in the Battles of the Mediterranean against England, but also in those clashes with his comrades and superiors that inevitably involve him in a complex, coarse everyday life.

Voice from the Bow is not only the ‘diary of a veteran’. Temperoni, in his book narrates episodes of courage and heroic sacrifice of his comrades by proclaiming and honoring their actions. Written originally in Italian it gathers a part of history that should not be forgotten.

About the Author
Bruno Temperoni was born in Rome on March 21, 1918 and died in Bergamo on August 19, 1995. He interrupted his scientific studies in 1938 to serve the military during the Second World War. After six years at the service of the Italian Royal Navy, and having finished a tough, involving military parenthesis, he joined his father in the craftsmanship of furniture. Later with his brother, he continued this activity, developing and expanding the company, until the furniture factory reached a successful artistic commercial level.

As an autodidact, having a striking sensitivity, he dedicated himself to what he always loved: prose, poetry, photography, and plastic arts. But it was in painting, his true passion, that he expressed an unquestionable artistic personality receiving recognition from art critics and various prizes: “Mostra d’Arte “ Lazio 72”, II Premio Bianco-Nero”, “Mostra Carnevale 73”, “III Premio Mostra d’Arte “ Incontro col Teatro Romano” Premio Personalità”.

Voice from the Bow * by Bruno Temperoni
Sailor Diary
Publication Date: October 25, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 224 pages; 978-1-4535-3654-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 224 pages; 978-1-4535-3655-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-3656-8

Also available in Italian: Voce di Prora * by Bruno Temperoni

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