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  • Range Rover The Creators of an Iconby Graham Bannock

    M-Y Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    Origins and history of the Range Rover marque, design and development of early models plus market research in Europe, Africa and the USA. A personal memoir by, author, Graham Bannock, of his time with the Rover Company in the late 1950s and the 1960s, which was the time the Range Rover was under development. Contents: Introduction; The Pearl in the... more...

  • Reluctant Imperialists Pt2 V2by Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • This Has Happenedby Piera Sonnino; Ann Goldstein; David Denby; Mary Doria Russell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In the vein of Primo Levi's bestseller Survival in Auschwitz comes this rare and stark testimonial of an Italian woman who survived the Nazi concentration camps. 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...

  • 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...

  • Women and the Reinvention of the Politicalby Maud Anne Bracke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This is the first in-depth study of the feminist movement that swept Italy during the "long 1970s" (1968-1983), and one of the first to use a combination of oral history interviews and newly-released archive sources to analyze the origins, themes, practices and impacts of "second-wave" feminism. While detailing the local and national contexts in which... more...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...

  • The A to Z of Modern Italyby Mark Gilbert; Robert K. Nilsson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Modern Italy is an attempt to introduce the key personalities, events, social developments, and cultural achievements of Italy since the beginning of the 19th century, when Italy first began to emerge as something more than a geographical entity and national feeling began to grow. This is done through a chronology, a list of acronyms... more...

  • Blood Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 35.00

    MAFIA. CAMORRA. ?NDRANGHETA. The Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy?s only dangerous criminal fraternity. The country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra from Naples; and, from the poor and isolated region of Calabria, the mysterious ?ndrangheta, which has now risen to become the most powerful mob group active today.... more...

  • Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy Before the Roman Empireby J. H. Crouwel

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy before the Roman Empire presents evidence for transport by wheeled vehicle in Italy before the Roman Imperial period, the beginning of which is often thought to be marked by Augustuss conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The study begins with a glossary of technical terms and with evidence for roads and the animals... more...