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- Other Press 2014; US$ 14.95
Palermo in the 1980s. Fourteen hours from any place in what one might call the civilized world, a city of great beauty but torn by the second great Mafia gang wars. A perfect place for a young crime reporter to get his start. As our crime reporter looks back on his own youth, he lyrically retells four tragic stories that marked him: a Mafioso who... 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...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95
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 Group US 2012; US$ 12.99
The provocative international bestseller about two young girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy They were always a pair: daring, intelligent Anna and breathtakingly gorgeous Francesca. Just shy of fourteen, their newly acquired curves and skimpy bathing suits have earned them celebrity status on the beaches... 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...