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- Other Press 2014; US$ 14.95
A noir and sensual page-turner that cracks open the Mafia?s secret world through the stories of four lives Palermo in the 1980s is a perfect place for a young crime reporter to get his start. The Sicilian Mafia is at work, threatening, wounding, and killing anyone who dares to defy their orders. Our protagonist is himself no angel, hardly compassionate,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
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...
- Penguin Group US 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$ 100.00
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99
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...
- 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...
- Europa 2011; US$ 9.99
Born on the streets and born singing, Tony Pagoda has had his day. But what a day it was! He had fame, money, women, and talent. He spent his golden years entertaining a flourishing and garishly happy Italy. His success stretched over borders and across the seas. But somewhere things began to go awry, the public's tastes in music first and... more...
- Europa 2012; US$ 9.99
Diego is a forty-something car salesman with a talent for telling half-truths. Fausto sells watches over the phone. Claudio manages (barely) his family-owned neighborhood supermarket. The characteristic common to each of these three men is their abject mediocrity. Yet, mediocrity being the mother of outrageous invention, they embark on a project that... more...