Marzani, Carl.

Biography

Marzani, Carl. (Marzani, Carl Aldo); b. March 4, 1912, Rome, Italy; Italian American; father Gabriele Marzani; Graduated from Williams College, Exter College, Oxford, started his graduate work at Oxford; Single; Student; Domicile Oxford College, England, and Scranton, Pennsylvania; Sailed October 1936 aboard the American Banker (to Oxford); Served with the Durrati Column on the Aragon Front; Returned to Oxford in 1937 and subsequently joined the CP; WWII: recruited into the OSS and in 1942 moved to the State Department; d. December 11, 1994; New York; Marzani wrote a semi- autobiographical novel The Survivor and later a five-volume memoir titled The Education of a Reluctant Radical, volume 3 Spain, Munich and Dying Empires, deals with his service in Spain.
Sources: CPC; Good Fight C; Italian; AICVAS; Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Carl Aldo Marzani Papers TAM.154 & Carl Marzani Photographs Photos 078; (obituary) Robert Colodny, “Carl Marzani,” The Volunteer, Volume 17, No. 1, Spring 1995, pp. 5, 7; La Spagna Nel Nostro Cuore; Carl Marzani, The Education of a Reluctant Radical, volume 3, Spain, Munich and Dying Empires; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Carl Marzani from the dust-cover of his autobiography.