THE THIRD OF SIX BOOKS FOR THE LANZIS SAGA
The previous two narrate the story of a courageous family that begins during WWI in northern Italy and continues during WWII. In 1944, when the war front reaches Tuscany and the Anglo-Americans bomb the bridges over the Arno River, the family abandons their house to find refuge in the countryside.
At war end, Roberto, the youngest member of the family, is thirteen years old. He returns to school, but then abandons it to work in a tannery and economically help the family. But he aspires to a better life and finally, he applies and enters the Italian
The Lanzis III, Dreams and Disillusions' recounts the story of the young man who leaves his home, his friends, and his love to enter a military career which he hopes will enable him to attain a better life. He will have to overcome, solitude, harsh
discipline and many disillusions in a part of Italy so much different from his Tuscany.
He will make new friends and overcome many difficulties. He has a chance to learn the English language and perhaps be sent to America for courses in Missiles'. He succeeds and now he'll be even farther away from the girl he loves. However, he thinks the new experience will give him more opportunities, and the chance to visit America will be worth the distance from his love and his country.