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  • One Night in Turinby Pete Davies

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    NOW ALSO A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. It was the World Cup semi-finals. On 4th July, 1990, in a stadium in Turin, Gazza cried, England lost and football changed forever. This is the inside story of Italia '90 - we meet the players, the hooligans, the agents, the journalists, the fans. Writer Pete Davies was given nine months full access to the... more...

  • Women and the Reinvention of the Politicalby Maud Anne Bracke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Bagheriaby Dacia Maraini

    RCS Libri 2013; US$ 4.99

    An exploration of the landscape of early memory After being imprisoned with her family in a Japanese concentration camp, Dacia Maraini returns to her past. In sensuous detail, she describes Sicily, the town of Bagheria, and the ancestral villa to which she returned as a child after two horrific years of internment. Villa Valguarnera recalls... more...

  • The Body of Il Duceby Sergio Luzzatto; Frederika Randall

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A brilliant young historian follows the odyssey of Mussolini's body in an original exploration of the history and legacy of Italian Fascism Bullet-ridden, spat on, butchered bloody: this was the fate of Il Duce, strung up beside his dead mistress in a Milan square, as reviled in death as he was adored in life. With Italy's defeat in World War... more...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • World War II Partisan Warfare in Italyby Pier Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a diverse resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans who rose up against German occupation. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters, who knew exactly what was at stake when operating against their German occupiers. Beginning... more...

  • Primo Levi's Resistanceby Sergio Luzzatto; Frederika Randall

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 28.99

    A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his life No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance,... more...

  • Primo Levi's Resistanceby Sergio Luzzatto; Frederika Randall

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 28.99

    A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his life No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance,... more...

  • Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafiaby John Dickie

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Prologue * Introduction * Men of Honour * The Genesis of the Mafia, 1860-1876 * The Mafia Enters the Italian System, 1876-1890 * Corruption in High Places, 1890-1904 * Socialism, Fascism, Mafia, 1893-1943 * The Mafia Establishes Itself in America, 1900-1941 * War and Rebirth, 1943-1950 * God, Concrete, Heroin, and Cosa Nostra, 1950-1963 * The "First"... more...

  • The Book of the Courtierby Baldassare Castiglione

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An insider's view of court life and culture during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility. The ultimate resource on aristocratic manners, it remains the most definitive account of life among the Renaissance nobility. more...