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  • 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...

  • Trading Placesby M van Gelder

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    This book deals with the Netherlandish merchant community in early modern Venice. It analyses how these immigrant traders used their commercial position to secure a place in the city and shows the consequences of the changes in international commerce for Venetian society. more...

  • Sicilyby Sandra Benjamin

    Steerforth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Tourists, armchair travelers, and historians will all delight in this fluid narrative that can be read straight through, dipped into over time, or used as a reference guide to each period in Sicily?s fascinating tale. Emigration of people from Sicily often overshadows the importance of the people who immigrated to the island through the centuries.... more...

  • Lidia's Italyby Lidia Matticchio Bastianich; Tanya Bastianich Manuali

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00

    In this exciting new book the incomparable Lidia takes us on a gastronomic journey?from Piemonte to Puglia?exploring ten different regions that have informed her cooking and helped to make her the fabulous cook that she is today. In addition, her daughter Tanya, an art historian, guides us to some of the nearby cultural treasures that enrich the pursuit... more...

  • The Sack of Romeby Alexander Stille

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 18.00

    Award-winning author Alexander Stille has been called ?one of the best English-language writers on Italy? by the New York Times Book Review , and in The Sack of Rome he sets out to answer the question: What happens when vast wealth, a virtual media monopoly, and acute shamelessness combine in one man? Many are the crimes of Silvio Berlusconi, Stille... more...

  • Naples in the Eighteenth Centuryby Girolamo Imbruglia

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 43.00

    Essays on the political and cultural importance of Naples in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Siena and the Sienese in the Thirteenth Centuryby Daniel Philip Waley

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    This 1991 book portrays the life and institutions of a great medieval Italian city, Siena, through the surviving records and buildings of the period. more...

  • The Last Judgmentby James A. Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days. James Connor uses the famous fresco as the lens by which to view the end of the Renaissance, arguing that Michelangelo's imagery and composition reflect the... more...