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  • Italian Light Tanksby Filippo Cappellano; Pier Paolo Battistelli; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Italian army, unlike those of the British and French, did not use tanks in combat during World War I and, by November 1918, only one training unit equipped with French Schneider and Renault tanks had been formed. Consequently, during the 1920s the Italian army had just one single tank type in its armoured inventory ? the Fiat 3000. Only in 1927... more...

  • Death and the Dolce Vitaby Stephen Gundle

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 13.29

    On 9 April 1953 an attractive twenty-one-year-old woman went missing from her family home in Rome. Thirty-six hours later her body was found washed up on a neglected beach at Tor Vaianica. Some said it was suicide; others, a tragic accident. Darker murmurs blamed her death on a drug-fuelled orgy that had gone horribly wrong. The crime gripped the nation.... more...

  • Italian Critics of Capitalismby Lorella Cedroni

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    The writings collected in this volume present leading statements of theories of democracy and capitalism in twentieth century Italy starting from Vilfredo Pareto. The book is the first (and the unique) collection of Italian classics on capitalism, it is an important contribution for an organic and general overview of the Italian contemporary political... more...

  • The House Of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global... more...

  • The Tigress of Forliby Elizabeth Lev

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.95

    A Rome-based American historian tells the extraordinary story of Caterina Sforza, perhaps the most prominent woman of Renaissance Italy, who was a wife, a mother, a leader, and a warrior with the courage to battle a Borgia pope, the charm to beguile a Medici husband, and the fierceness to make Machiavelli himself wince. more...

  • Power And Imaginationby Lauro Martines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power?by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures... more...

  • A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdomsby Francis Steegmuller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon... more...

  • Chasing the Roseby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair , here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant?s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life on the page in the watercolors... more...

  • Discovery of the Worldby Luciana Castellina

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Luciana Castellina is one of Italy?s most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of agememoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy?where she used to play tennis with Mussolini?s daughter?and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery... more...

  • The Deadly Sisterhoodby Leonie Frieda

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    This book is one of drama on a grand scale, a Renaissance epic, as Christendom emerged from the shadows of the calamitous 14th century. The sweeping tale involves inspired and corrupt monarchs, the finest thinkers, the most brilliant artists and the greatest beauties in Christendom. Here are the stories of its most remarkable women, who are all joined... more...