Oltre L Austerit

Author: Sergio Cesaratto
Editor: terrelibere.org
ISBN: 8898114036
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Un lavoro collettivo di un gruppo di autori che gode solida notorietà nella comunità internazionale degli economisti eterodossi: «Questo libro è in primo luogo una denuncia delle politiche folli che in Europa e in Italia porteranno inevitabilmente - e in proporzioni sconosciute da generazioni - ad alti livelli di disoccupazione, crollo degli standard di consumo e dei servizi sociali e degrado delle nostre comunità. Vogliamo smentire le sciocchezze in nome delle quali si chiedono sacrifici. In particolare, che spesa e debito pubblico siano causa ultima della crisi. E vogliamo mostrare come questi sacrifici a nulla porteranno tranne che a un avvitamento verso il basso della crisi. Non mettiamo sotto accusa il processo d'integrazione politica ed economica europeo. Bensì, quello di unificazione monetaria, interpretato da parte dei governi italiani come strumento di disciplina sindacale e sociale». Dedicato a tutti i giovani.

The Monster Of Florence

Author: Douglas Preston
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446537411
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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 to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster Of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

Murder On The New Moon

Author: Johnny Sharp
Editor: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795323182
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(A 117-page True Crime Short with photographs) Between 1968 and 1985, a monstrous serial killer stalked the picturesque countryside around Florence, shooting and mutilating eight couples on moonless nights. The desecration of the women’s bodies was a scene beyond the wildest imaginations of movie scriptwriters. Murder on the New Moon tells the exceptionally bizarre and twisted tale about a city gripped by fear, dozens of suspects, a string of charges and convictions followed by embarrassing acquittals and pardons, and an ever-raging whirlpool of theories, rumors and conspiracy that still divides Italians today. The anonymous assailant, called The Monster of Florence or Il Mostro di Firenze, commands an enduring mystery which includes all the hallmarks and enduring intrigue of Jack the Ripper. Most disturbing of all, he may still be at large... After a quarter of a century of failure, only a brave detective takes the plunge back into the impossibly murky waters of this uniquely baffling case. The politics, egos, rivalries, and conspiracy theories that hampered each investigation still overshadow his new search for the killer. The investigation also links to the 2008 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, for which American student Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted and then freed. The same Perugian judge who propagated outlandish theories of Satanic sex rituals in that case also used such ultimately baseless hypotheses to falsely accuse many prominent Italians of these serial killings, and even threatened to arrest an American writer planning a book on the case. The story once more proves the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction. Indeed, the story is currently being made into a major Hollywood movie, The Monster of Florence, starring George Clooney, scheduled for a 2013 release.

Meg

Author: Steve Alten
Editor: Gere Donovan Press
ISBN: 1936666219
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Seven years ago, and seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Jonas Taylor encountered something that changed the course of his life. Once a Navy deep-sea submersible pilot, now a marine paleontologist, Taylor is convinced that a remnant population of Carcharodon megalodon prehistoric sharks growing up to 70 feet long, that subsisted on whales lurks at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. When offered the opportunity to return to those crushing depths in search of the Megs, Taylor leaps at the chance... but the quest for scientific knowledge (and personal vindication) becomes a desperate fight for survival, when the most vicious predator that the earth has ever known is freed to once-again hunt the surface.

Lord Of The World

Author: Robert Hugh Benson
Editor:
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The One Straw Revolution

Author: Masanobu Fukuoka
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590173929
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Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.” Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.

Mirrorshades

Author: Bruce Sterling
Editor:
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With their hard-edged, street-wise prose, they created frighteningly probable futures of high-tech societies and low-life hustlers. Fans and critics call their world cyberpunk. Here is the definitive "cyberpunk" short fiction collection.

Cosima

Author: Grazia Deledda
Editor:
ISBN: 9780704301498
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"Cosima" tells the story of an aspiring writer growing up in Nuoro, Sardinia during the last decades of the nineteenth century when formal education for women was rare and literary careers unheard-of. Based on Deledda's own life, the work describes a young woman's struggle against the dismay and disapproval of her family and friends at her creative ambitions. Yet it also reads like a charming fable with details of family life, rural traditions and wild bandits, and it is as much a novel of memory as of character or action. Deledda's characters are poor country folk driven by some predetermined force. Their loves are tragic, their lives as hard and as rigidly controlled as nature itself in the hills of Sardinia. Deledda creates memorable figures who play out their lives against this backdrop of mountains and bare plains, sheepfolds and vineyards. Shimmering in the distance is the sea and escape - for a few - to the Continent or America. In 1926 Grazia Deledda became the second woman and the second Italian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She wrote thirty-three novels, including "Reeds in the Wind," and many books of short stories, almost all set on Sardinia. Her work has become well known to English-speaking readers through Martha King's translations for Italica Press.

History From Crime

Author: Edward Muir
Editor: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN:
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"History from Crime" demonstrates how a sophisticated analysis of documents once thought beneath scholarly notice--criminal records--can offer stunning new insights into the past.

Death In Sardinia

Author: Marco Vichi
Editor: Hodder
ISBN: 1444712284
Size: 10,54 MB
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2013. Florence, 1965. A man is found murdered, a pair of scissors stuck through his throat. Only one thing is known about him - he was a loan shark, who ruined and blackmailed the vulnerable men and women who would come to him for help. Inspector Bordelli prepares to launch a murder investigation. But the case will be a tough one for him, arousing mixed emotions: the desire for justice conflicting with a deep hostility for the victim. And he is missing his young police sidekick, Piras, who is convalescing at his parents' home in Sardinia. But Piras hasn't been recuperating for long before he too has a mysterious death to deal with . . .