The book also analyses, with reference to Gagliano Aterno, Castelvecchio Subequo, Fontecchio and Secinaro, the violent riots, that were later to be known as "the reaction", of the peasant class against the new Savoy sovereigns.
The Sirente-Velino Regional Park granted the use of its official emblem and inserted the volume in its own "Parco-Cultura" collection. The volume is in 144 pages, 17x24 cm, and includes fine drawings of Patrizia Colantoni, an artist from Secinaro, who reconstructs brigand scenes.
From the book a theatrical piece was made by association "Spettacolarci", Raiano, performed in many squares in the centers of the Comunità Montana Sirentina in the month of August 2001. The stories told in the book were also the basis for a reenactement organized jointly by the Parco Regionale Sirente-Velino and the Comunità Montana Sirentina on August 12 2001 on the Sirente plateau: a number of local youths, impersonated brigands, performed pieces to the amusement of tourists and villagers. The re-enactment was also shown on the Italian national TV (TG 3 of RAI, and a RAI 2 troupe for the "Sereno variabile" show, directed by anchorman Osvaldo Bevilacqua.