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- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.34
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...
- 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$ 29.98
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 6.79
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...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
When we think of the Italian Mafia, we think of Marlon Brando, Tony Soprano, and the Corleones?iconic actors and characters who give shady dealings a mythical pop presence. Yet these sensational depictions take us only so far. The true story of the Mafia reveals both an organization and mindset dedicated to the preservation of tradition. It is no... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79
A dark, gripping coming-of-age tale that explores violence, friendship, family, and what it means to be a man Summer, Palermo, early 1980s. The air hangs hot and heavy. The Mafia-ruled city is a powder keg ready to ignite. In a boxing gym, a fatherless nine-year-old boy climbs into the ring to face his first opponent. So begins On Earth as It... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.00
I'm never coming back to my home town. A major Italian author?s tale of growing up with Italy?s most brutal criminal enterprise, the Camorra. This striking novella is based on first-hand research of the Camorra, an Italian organized crime network more powerful and violent than the Mafia. It's the brutal organization that was recently exposed... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 13.99
A spellbinding adventure and a captivating tale of first love. Alex and Jenny are sixteen. He lives in Milan; she, in Melbourne. For the past four years, they have glimpsed each other at random moments, while they are both unconscious ? a telepathic communication that occurs without warning. During one of these episodes, they manage to arrange... 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...