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- Europa 2015; US$ 9.99
In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting and enduring of human passions.... more...
- Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.57
November 1917. When Austrian forces advance into Northern Italy, the aristocratic Spada family find their estate requisitioned by enemy soldiers. A cruel act of violence against a group of local village girls sparks their desire for revenge. The whole family - from the eccentric grandparents to the secretive servants - have their own ideas about how... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
To many readers of The Prince , Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli's God , Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought... more...
- Europa 2010; US$ 9.99
Massimo Carlotto has been described as ?the reigning king of Mediterranean noir? ( Boston Phoenix ), ?more noir than even the toughest American noir? (Josh Bazell, author of Beat the Reaper ), ?about as gritty as they come? ( The New York Times ), and ?the best living Italian crime writer? ( Il Manifesto ). Now, he gives his American readers his most... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
"Luca Spaghetti is not only one of my favorite people in the world, but also a natural-born storyteller. . . . This [is a] marvelous book." -Elizabeth Gilbert When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name) was asked to show a writer named Elizabeth Gilbert around Rome, he had no idea how his life was about to change. She embraced his Roman... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
This book provides a significant history of Italy's brutal occupation of Libya. Using the lens of the life of the iconic resistance fighter Mohamed Fekini, it tells the story of Libya under Ottoman and Italian rule from the point of view of the colonized. The story begins with the onset of Italian occupation in 1911-12, includes the crucial period... more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 22.95
A fable for children and adults: a story of life, death, and terrorism?in the grand tradition of Exupe´ry?s The Little Prince When we first meet 93-year-old millionaire Baron Lamberto, he has been diagnosed with 24 life-threatening ailments?one for each of the 24 banks he owns. But when he takes the advice of an Egyptian mystic and hires servants... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95
Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants . Drawing upon the classical republican conception... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
A sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It?s summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 8.99
From a bestselling Italian author comes a sharply observed new mystery set in the seedy underworld of 1970s Milan Giorgio Faletti's first thriller, I Kill , took Europe by storm, selling over five million copies. The Corriere della Sera , Italy's leading newspaper, crowned him "the greatest Italian writer." In 2010, with the explosive publication... more...