Death In Springtime

Author: Magdalen Nabb
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478171
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Two foreign girls are abducted from a Florence piazza in broad daylight. The unusual March snowfall has distracted everyone, even Marshal Guarnaccia, who is unsure of what he has actually witnessed. One of the girls turns up in a village in the Chianti, claiming the kidnappers have released her to propose a ransom for the other victim. But the marshal thinks she’s lying. Italian law forbids paying ransom to criminals, and the marshal must find the second girl before her kidnappers decide to end her life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

They Fought Like Demons

Author: DeAnne Blanton
Editor: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807128060
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The Servant Of Two Masters

Editor: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 9781566635363
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Dorothy Louise's adaptation uses contemporary language to involve actors and audiences in Carlo Goldoni's great classic commedia dell'arte play. Plays for Perfomance Series.

Columbus Then And Now

Author: Miles H. Davidson
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806129341
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his books). Separating fact from fiction, Davidson sheds new light on crucial junctures in Columbus's life: the original contract given him to seek islands in the west, the claimed influence of Marco Polo on Columbus, the supposed sinking of the Santa Maria, and the role played by Jews in connection with the first voyage. At once a retelling of Columbus's life and a critique of other versions, Columbus Then and Now will be of value to Columbists, Latin American scholars,

Third Reich Propaganda

Author: Bob Carruthers
Editor: Pen & Sword Books
ISBN: 9781781592106
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The Nazi regime was propelled to power by the new phenomenon of a cohesive mass media communication programme which encompassed press, posters, radio, art and film. The rise and fall of the Third Reich spanned a period of just 25 years and its powerful message was shaped and projected from a vision of German heroism, initially conceived and directed by Adolf Hitler and continued by Dr Josef Goebbels. This authoritative study of the propaganda generated by the Nazi party by Emmy award winning author Bob Carruthers encompasses an in-depth analysis of the surviving films, posters and magazines of the Third Reich.

Forgotten Heroes

Author: Roy Dutton
Editor: Infodial Ltd
ISBN: 0955655404
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First hand accounts of the men who took part in the heroic and tragic Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava on the 25th October 1854. Previously unpublished biographies of the men and photographs bring their stories to life. What became of our heroes? Some died penniless while others found fame and fortune. Set within an unrelenting and cruel military campaign, where many would perish, unravelling the myths to find many of the missing Chargers was a massive undertaking.

The Temptation To Be Happy

Author: Lorenzo Marone
Editor: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071886
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Cesare is a seventy-seven-year-old widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always struggled to care for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a nurse called Rossana, he avoids contact with his neighbours and even his own children. One day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighbouring flat with her strange and sinister husband. Suspecting there is more to their relationship than meets the eye, Cesare decides to investigate. This new sense of purpose awakens his appetite for life, and he soon finds himself risking everything for a future he had never thought possible.

Tuscia Slow In 80 Ricette

Author: Fabiana Eramo
ISBN: 9788895187426
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The War In The Mountains

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Uniform Press
ISBN: 9781910500149
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Considered by many to be the most popular British writer of the early twentieth century, Rudyard Kipling has left an enduring legacy in the hearts, culture, and history of English literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, and the power of his writing has emanated to this very day. What many people aren't aware of, however, is just how extensive his journalistic writings were during his lifetime. Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Kipling's birth, these beautifully packaged cloth editions of his original articles and reports will fascinate fans of Kipling or anyone with an interest in military history or wartime daily life. The War in the Mountains brings together Kipling's articles describing the Italian war effort during the First World War. Written at the invitation of British Ambassador Sir Rennell Rodd, who was concerned about the lack of understanding in England about the true scale and cost of the Italian war effort, Kipling's recollections of his experience were published in The Daily Telegraph and the New York Tribune.

Queer City

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683353013
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PRAISE FOR QUEER CITY “Always entertaining . . . much to be recommended.”—The Spectator “A nimble, uproarious pocket history of sex in his beloved metropolis.”—Independent “Ackroyd has an encyclopedic knowledge of London, and a poet’s instinct for its strange, mesmerizing drives and urges . . . Queer City contains something to alarm or fascinate on every page.”—The Mail on Sunday “Droll, provocative and crammed to busting with startling facts.”—The Guardian “Succinct, perceptive and robust.”—Daily Telegraph In Queer City, the acclaimed Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way–through the complete history and experiences of its gay and lesbian population. In Roman Londinium, the city was dotted with lupanaria (“wolf dens” or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels), and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks, and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music, and the horror of AIDS. Ackroyd reveals the hidden story of London, with its diversity, thrills, and energy, as well as its terrors, dangers, and risks, and in doing so, explains the origins of all English-speaking gay culture.