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The Borgias: The Hidden History
The Borgias
The Hidden History
Paperback      ISBN: 0345526929
Introduces the members of one of the most notorious families in European history during an era of artistic achievement, political intrigue, and terror.
The Romans
The Romans
Paperback      ISBN: 1444183869
In The Romans: All That Matters, John Manley focuses on some of the fundamental aspects of the Roman Empire, especially those topics that have relevance beyond the study of Antiquity itself - how its material remains and philosophical concepts have survived and still influence us today. How did a rather obscure settlement spread over a few hills on the banks of the Tiber come to dominate the lives of 65 million people? What drove this relentless desire to conquer? How did Rome manage to maintain direct rule over such a vast area - from present-day Scotland to Syria - approximately 6 million square kilometres? The answer, in part, is that there were many different kinds of Roman culture, as each separate provincial elite, each region and each group of indigenous community leaders, chose slightly different elements of the Roman colonial `package? to establish their particular identity. This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to the Romans - and what mattered most about them.
Modern Italy: Images and History of a National Identity V. 2 From Expansion to the Second World War
Modern Italy: Images and History of a National Identity V. 2 From Expansion to the Second World War
Hardcover      ISBN: 8843510509
City of Falling Angels
City of Falling Angels
Paperback      ISBN: 1594200610
Traces the aftermath of the 1996 Venice opera house fire, an event that devastated Venetian society and was investigated by the author, who through interviews with local figures learned about the region's rich cultural history.
Modern Italy: War, Postwar, Reconstruction, Take-off V. 3: Images and History of a National Identity
Modern Italy: War, Postwar, Reconstruction, Take-off V. 3: Images and History of a National Identity
      ISBN: 8843512153
Moro Affair and the Mystery of Majorana
Moro Affair and the Mystery of Majorana
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170830
On March 16, 1978 Aldo Moro, a former Prime Minister of Italy, was ambushed in Rome. Within three minutes the gang killed his escort and bundled Moro into one of three getaway cars. An hour later the terrorist group the Red Brigades announced that Moro was in their hands; on March 18 they said he would be tried in a "people's court of justice." Seven weeks later Moro's body was discovered in the trunk of a car parked in the crowded center of Rome. The Moro Affair presents a chilling picture of how a secretive government and a ruthless terrorist faction help to keep each other in business. Also included in this book is "The Mystery of Majorana," Sciascia's fascinating investigation of the disappearance of a major Italian physicist during Mussolini's regime.
The Journeys of Casanova / Die Reisen des Casanova
The Journeys of Casanova / Die Reisen des Casanova
Hardcover      ISBN: 3775738576
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
The House of Medici
Its Rise and Fall
Paperback      ISBN: 0688053394
An account of the fortunes and influences of the great Florentine banking family, covering over three hundred years of soldiers, art patrons, collectors, builders, popes, statesmen, and scholars
The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
Paperback      ISBN: 0143036939
Traces the aftermath of the 1996 Venice opera house fire, an event that devastated Venetian society and was investigated by the author, who through interviews with local figures learned about the region's rich cultural history.
Sea Devils: Italian Navy Commandos in World War II
Sea Devils
Italian Navy Commandos in World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 1591140471
Borghese, a member of the Italian aristocracy and head of the Decima MAS special naval unit in World War II, first wrote and published this account of his exploits back in 1950, and this new version features a foreword from editor Coletta, a retired Distinguished Meritorious Professor from the US Naval Academy. The author details how he assembled this elite group of "frogmen" and how he trained them to become one of the most feared units in the Axis. Written for naval and historical enthusiasts, this volume explores the development of such pioneering warfare tactics as secret nighttime operations, the use of small teams to deliver explosives and development and use of midget submarines. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)