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Raffaele Riva

Historians must write and rewrite history with the “truth.” Raffaele Riva is one of these historians.

Born in 1977, he is a historian for Carabinieri Detective Corps. He has mainly written about crimes investigated by Carabinieri or other police agencies (including Polizia di Stato). He has also explored other historical events, such as ancient Roman history. His books are easily distinguished because they have a review copy on their covers, e.g., “Raffaele Riva: The History of Carabinieri Detectives.”

In December 2009, he published a book titled “The History of the Italian Secret Service, Italy’s Eyes and the “War against Terrorism.” The book was written in 45 volumes and was published by Editore Nord.

On 30 October 2013, Riva published a book “The History of Carabinieri Detectives”, Volume II of 45 (First Edition). The titles of all five books on the series are as follows:

Raffaele Riva has also written some other books. He has also contributed to several newspapers such as “Italy’s National Newspaper” or “Raffaele” (the paper edition), since the year 2000.

His books have been translated into several languages, such as English and French. He is also interested in Ancient Rome, particularly the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. He has written books about “Ancient History”. Raffaele Riva has also worked as a historical consultant for Italian national television programmes, such as Rai Tre, in the program “If It’s Sunday, This Must be Carthage”, originally aired on 18 June 2013. Some of his books are available in paperback or PDF format at and

On 12 February 2014, during the Festa della Repubblica, the Italian national holiday in honor of the creation of the Italian Republic in 1946, Riva (while changing television channels) caught sight of a story showing photographs of famous people and their relatives who were members of the Banda della Magliana, one of many criminal clans active in Italy throughout the 20th century; one such photograph included is that of an unnamed female relative of one said person.

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