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  • Modernism and Fascismby Roger Griffin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...

  • The Monster of Florenceby Douglas Preston; Mario Spezi

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence , Italy . In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family... more...

  • La Bella Figuraby Beppe Severgnini

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.00

    Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors? la bella figura ?and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self   You won?t need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini?s fellow Italians. In... more...

  • The Pope and Mussoliniby David I. Kertzer

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 20.00

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI?s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini?s spies inside the highest levels of the... more...

  • Sprezzaturaby Peter D'Epiro; Mary Desmond Pinkowish

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? ?Sprezzatura,? or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier . No one has demonstrated effortless... more...

  • Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italyby Katherine A. McIver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Renaissance Italy?s art, literature, and culture continue to fascinate. The domestic life has been examined more in recent years, and this book reveals the preparation, eating, and the sociability of dining in Renaissance Italy. more...

  • Antoninaby Wilkie Collins

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1850, Antonina, or The Fall of Rome was Wilkie Collins's first novel. Using accurate historical details about the Roman emperor Honorius and the Gothic king Alaric, he presents the fictitious character of Antonina and narrates her escapades during the siege of Rome. As she flees the city to preserve her honor, she does not realize... more...

  • Italy's Sorrowby James Holland

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    During the Second World War, the campaign in Italy was the most destructive fought in Europe ? a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict that raged up the country?s mountainous leg.  For frontline troops, casualty rates at Cassino and along the notorious Gothic Line were as high as they had been on the Western Front in the First World War. ... more...

  • The Borgiasby Alexandre Dumas

    The Floating Press 1841; US$ 4.99

    Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety as one of the world's most power-hungry and corrupt families, is a pulse-pounding read that fans of the true crime genre will find... more...

  • The Life of Cesare Borgiaby Rafael Sabatini

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptive detail that you don't usually find in musty... more...