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Italy

  • Mussoliniby Peter Neville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new edition of Peter Neville?s Mussolini traces and analyses the life of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators, Benito Mussolini, while placing his life in its historic Italian context. Engaging and accessible, the Duce?s career is traced from his roots as a journalist and socialist to his capture and execution in... more...

  • The Hills of Chiantiby Piero Antinori; Natalie Danford

    Rizzoli 2014; US$ 26.95

    The head of Italy?s "first family" of winemaking reflects on the Antinoris? six-hundred-year legacy and a life of good food and drink in the hills of Tuscany. If you know wine, you know the name Antinori. Since 1385, this noble Florentine family has produced some of Italy?s finest wines. The Hills of Chianti tells the story of the Antinoris and the... more...

  • Diary of the Fallby Michel Laub; Margaret Jull Costa

    Other Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    A cruel schoolboy prank leaves the only Catholic boy in an elite Jewish school in Porto Alegre terribly injured. Years later, one of his classmates revisits that episode, trying to come to terms with the choices he made then and his present demons.  DIARY OF THE FALL is the story of three generations: a man's struggle for forgiveness; a father with... more...

  • Die Leidenschaft des Königsby Hannelore Putz

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 21.59

    Wie wirkmächtig die Leidenschaft Ludwigs I. für die Kunst war, lässt die Würdigung des Parlamentsausschusses in London im Jahr 1836 erahnen, die Bayern als ?classic country of the arts? adelte. Hatte Ludwig bereits als Kronprinz im Rahmen seiner Möglichkeiten keine Kosten gescheut, Kunstwerke zu erwerben und Künstler zu fördern, so geriet ihm als König... more...

  • Benito Mussoliniby Wolfgang Schieder

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.63

    Benito Mussolini war ein ungewöhnlich gewalttätiger Mensch und ein extrem wandelbarer Politiker. Vom radikalen Sozialisten wurde er zum Schöpfer des Faschismus. Seine persönliche Diktatur errichtete er aus einer Mischung von Terror und Massenkonsens. Die Doppelherrschaft mit den gegensätzlichen Kräften des rechtsextremen Faschismus und der nationalkonservativen... more...

  • First Wordsby Rosetta Loy

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five-year-old growing up in the heart of the well-to-do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome. But her childhood... more...

  • Partisan Diaryby Ada Gobetti; Jomarie Alano

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged... more...

  • The Third Rome, 1922-43by Aristotle Kallis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    What kind of city was the Fascist 'third Rome'? Imagined and real, rooted in the past and announcing a new, 'revolutionary' future, Fascist Rome was imagined both as the ideal city and as the sacred centre of a universal political religion. Kallis explores this through a journey across the sites, monuments, and buildings of the fascist capital. more...

  • Hidden Tuscanyby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In Hidden Tuscany , acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves... more...

  • A Sweet and Glorious Landby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea , in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece on the peninsula and contrasted the glory of Greece and its magnificent cities to the southern Italy of the late 1800s. The book was... more...