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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nationalsozialistische Besatzungs- und Annexionspolitik in Norditalien 1943 bis 1945by Michael Wedekind

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 133.00

    Anders als im übrigen Italien war die nationalsozialistische Okkupation in Norditalien sowie in Slowenien und Westkroatien durch die Einrichtung von Sonderverwaltungsgebieten gekennzeichnet. Sie unterstanden der Ziviladministration der Gauleiter von Tirol und Kärnten. Die eingerichteten "Operationszonen" bildeten einen Sonderfall nationalsozialistischer... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • This Has Happenedby Piera Sonnino; Ann Goldstein

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Five years after her return home from Auschwitz, Piera Sonnino found the courage to tell the story of the extermination of her parents, three brothers, and two sisters by the Nazis. Discovered one year ago in Italy and never before published in English, this poignant and extraordinarily well-written account is strikingly accurate in bringing to life... more...

  • One Night in Turinby Pete Davies

    Random House 2014; US$ 11.86

    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... more...