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  • Casanovaby Ian Kelly

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.95

    "A sheer testament to the power of the written word." ( The New York Times ) Giacomo Casanova's energy was dazzling. He made and lost fortunes, founded state lotteries, and wrote forty-two books and 3,600 pages of memoirs recording the tastes and smells of the years before the French Revolution-as well as his affairs and sexual encounters with... more...

  • La Bella Figuraby Beppe Severgnini

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors? la bella figura ?and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self   You won?t need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini?s fellow Italians. In... more...

  • Casa Nostraby Caroline Seller Manzo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Englishwoman Caroline Seller met Marcello Manzo at a Halloween party in London in the mid-seventies. Although she spoke little Italian and he spoke practically no English, the chemistry between them was undeniable, and it wasn?t long before Caroline was invited to visit Marcello's family in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. A large, eccentric, and loving... more...

  • Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italyby Lidia Matticchio Bastianich; Tanya Bastianich Manuali

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    In this inspiring new book, Lidia Bastianich awakens in us a new respect for food and for the people who produce it in the little-known parts of Italy that she explores. All of the recipes reflect the regions from which they spring, and in translating them to our home kitchens, Lidia passes on time-honored techniques and wonderful, uncomplicated recipes... more...

  • Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicineby Sandra Cavallo; David Gentilcore

    Wiley 2009; US$ 34.95

    This collection, by an international team of scholars, presents exciting research currently being undertaken on early modern Italy which questions the conventional boundaries of medical history. Brings together historians of medicine and scholars of different backgrounds who are re-visiting the field from new perspectives and with the support of innovative... more...

  • Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italyby David Gentilcore

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 164.99

    This is an exploration and reconstruction of the role of charlatans, itinerant medical practitioners, in Italy from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. David Gentilcore examines the goods and services charlatans provided, their marketing strategies, and dealings with the public, and shows how the authorities attempted to regulate and control their... more...

  • Mussolini's Italyby R. J. B. Bosworth

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 20.00

    With Mussolini ?s Italy , R.J.B. Bosworth?the foremost scholar on the subject writing in English?vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth century?s most notorious political experiments. Il Duce?s Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other... more...

  • Fatal Decisionby Carlo D'Este

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Fatal Decision is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II. In the winter of 1943-44, Anzio, a small Mediterranean resort and port some thirty-five miles south of Rome, played a crucial role in the fortunes of World War II as the target of an amphibious Allied landing.... more...

  • Bitter Victoryby Carlo D'Este

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Bitter Victory illuminates a chapter of World War II that has lacked a balanced, full-scale treatment until now. In recounting the second-largest amphibious operation in military history, Carlo D'Este for the first time reveals the conflicts in planning and the behind-the-scenes quarrels between top Allied commanders. The book explodes the myth... more...

  • Galileo's Instruments of Creditby Mario Biagioli

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    In six short years, Galileo Galilei went from being a somewhat obscure mathematics professor running a student boarding house in Padua to a star in the court of Florence to the recipient of dangerous attention from the Inquisition for his support of Copernicanism. In that brief period, Galileo made a series of astronomical discoveries that reshaped... more...