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A Bell for Adano Summary
John Hersey

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A Bell for Adano Summary

Plot Summary

A Bell for Adano is about a man named Major Victor Joppolo, who is positioned in Adano, Italy as World War II is coming to a close. He positively impacts all of the people of Adano and improves their lives there, despite inherent limitations within the government, and is eventually forced to leave the town due to an overbearing, stubborn and ignorant General.

Major Joppolo arrives in Adano as part of the AMGOT team to restore peace and order to the town as World War II comes to a close. The town is starving and in desperate need of organization when Joppolo arrives. Despite the long list of orders that he is given, Joppolo looks around and determines what needs to be done. He encourages the bakers to begin baking bread again. He convinces the fishermen to fish again. He settles small matters with grace and humanity that...

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