Godiasco 1911-Ponte Nizza 1991. Alpini officer in Abyssinia and Albania. Partisan commander in the Oltrepò Pavese. Contributor to the socialist press, correspondent for L’Illustrazione italiana and the Corriere della Sera. Editor-in-chief of Il Giorno in Milan from 1960 to 1972 and of Il Messaggero in Rome from 1974 to 1975, discovering and launching journalists who became famous. His books include Mattei, la pecora nera, Moro, fu vera gloria?, I tre agnelli.