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    Alfio Caruso


I Who Am Speaking to You From the Dead: The Passions, Delusions, and Suicide of Professor Adolfo Parmaliana

Author: Alfio Caruso

On October 2nd, 2008, Adolfo Parmaliana took his own life. A Sicilian industrial chemical professor at the University of Messina, he was respected internationally as an expert at the forefront of renewable energy research. Committed to fairness and legality in his small town, Terme Vigliatore, he bravely denounced Mafia corruption and demanded transparency in the local government. Thanks to him, Terme Vigliatore’s city council was dissolved due to Mafia affiliations. In a Mafia enclave where the interests of mobsters, high finance, and corrupt government institutions took precedence over justice, Adolfo Parmaliana had the courage to stand up for what was right.

Publisher: Longanesi
Publish Date: 2009
Page Count: 220, hardcover


Alfio Caruso (Catania, 1950) was one of the original founders of Il Giornale newspaper in 1974. In the '80's, he worked for the Corriere della Sera as Editor-in-Chief, and the Gazzetta dello Sport as Deputy Editor. He was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Messaggero newspaper in 1995, and the Editorial Director of the Nazione, the Resto del Carlino, and Il Giorno in 1996. Caruso is also an author of crime novels, and an essayist on Italian history and the Mafia.

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