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  • 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...

  • Lucrezia Borgiaby Sarah Bradford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance?incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither... more...

  • Agricola, Germany, and Dialogue on Oratorsby Tacitus; Herbert W. Benario

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 12.50

    This volume provides three short works of Tacitus: Agricola--the fullest ancient account of Rome's conquest of Britain and of the public career of a senator in the service of a Roman emperor--Germany, a valuable source on the ancient land and its people, and Dialogue on Orators, an examination in the tradition of Cicero's rhetorical essays... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861?1950by Sabina Donati

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    This book examines the fascinating origins and the complex evolution of Italian national citizenship from the unification of Italy in 1861 until just after World War II. It does so by exploring the civic history of Italians in the peninsula, and of Italy's colonial and overseas native populations. Using little-known documentation, Sabina Donati delves... more...

  • Prisoner of the Vaticanby David I. Kertzer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    Praise for David Kertzer and Prisoner of the Vatican: "Kertzer once again proves himself a truly compelling historian." -- André Aciman "Prisoner of the Vatican reads like exciting fiction. And it has astounding contemporary relevance." -- Alfred Uhry "Kertzer?s careful scholarship and lucid writing make the human character of this religious institution... more...

  • Amalia's Taleby David I. Kertzer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Augusto Barbieri couldn?t imagine what would have brought in the woman who sat across the desk from him. He had opened his office in Bologna only a few years earlier, in 1886, and at twenty-eight had little experience with clients of any kind. Yet he knew that a visitor like this one was unusual. If he felt a bit taken aback by the roughly... more...