Around 1300 AD, the Maritime Republic of Amalfi was one of the more powerful, and first democratic government in Europe. Its ships sailed the Mediterranean Sea, to and from the nations of North Africa and the Middle East to the south, and from Portugal to France and both sides of Italy to the north, and beyond the waters of Turkey. Among other, its merchants imported silk and spices from the East, and exported its own home-made paper. Flavio Biondo perfected the compass—important to navigation, and Amalfi instituted The Amalfitan Papers, a code-book on how to govern on national and international waters. With the ballot box, sailors chose their captains, and citizens chose their Presidents. Suddenly, Amalfi was destroyed by high rising tsunami waters that caused the mountain to collapse onto the city, destroying it and killing almost all of the people. In the 21nd Century, with Amalfi having regained some prominence through tourism, Amalfi was to be re-visited by a similar event–this time, man-made. Two run-away brothers from Boston took residence in the affluent city: the older, fired from his teaching position due to promiscuity with female students, became a Deacon at the Cathedral; the younger, his unproven scientific experiments having gone viral, becomes the target of foreign governments seeking to attain his secrets at all costs. About the Author: Its author, Adolph Adolfo Caso, having survived World War II, and completed only first grade, joined his family in Boston in 1947. Eleven-years old, speaking a local Neapolitan dialect, after skipping six years of school, was placed in the sixth grade. However he did it is as unlikely as his accomplishments. He received his high school diploma, his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University, his graduate degree from Harvard University, and various military diplomas from courses leading to promotions up to the rank of Colonel. A poet, he has written more than 40 books, and developed 12 interactive cultural courses available online. Among others, he is the author of, Water and Life (poems and photos in English and Italian), We the People Formative Documents of America’s Democracy, The Straw Obelisk (post anti-World War II novel). To America and Around the World–The Logs of Columbus and Magellan, Dante in the 20th Century (anthology on Dante), God, and Evolution or Evolvement (rejection of Darwinism), Centennial Special (history of Branden Books), Kaso English to Italian Phonemic Dictionary, Bilingual Two-Language Assessment Battery of Test (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Chinese), and co-author with Charles Francis of, The Tuskegee Airmen–The Men Who Changed a Nation. Though 82 years-old plus, this Octo is bound to stop working 30 minutes after he will have died.