Somme Voci Dall Inferno

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Giunti
ISBN: 8809835646
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Forgotten Voices Of The Somme

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140702552X
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1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead - is the bloodiest day in the history of the British armed forces to date. On the German side, an officer famously described it as 'the muddy grave of the German field army'. By the end of the battle, the British had learned many lessons in modern warfare while the Germans had suffered irreplaceable losses, ultimately laying the foundations for the Allies' final victory on the Western Front. Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, Forgotten Voices of the Somme presents an intimate, poignant, sometimes even bleakly funny insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of extraordinary circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. Featuring contributions from soldiers of both sides and of differing backgrounds, ranks and roles, many of them previously unpublished, this is the definitive oral history of this unique and terrible conflict.

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Author: Roddy Doyle
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673726
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Winner of the Booker Prize – Roddy Doyle’s witty, exuberant novel about a young boy trying to make sense of his changing world Look for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 It is 1968. Patrick Clarke is ten. He loves Geronimo, the Three Stooges, and the smell of his hot water bottle. He can't stand his little brother Sinbad. His best friend is Kevin, and their names are all over Barrytown, written with sticks in wet cement. They play football, lepers, and jumping to the bottom of the sea. But why didn't anyone help him when Charles Leavy had been going to kill him? Why do his ma and da argue so much, but act like everything is fine? Paddy sees everything, but he understands less and less. Hilarious and poignant, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts the triumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of a young boy and his world, a place full of warmth, cruelty, confusion and love.

The Secret History Of The Blitz

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471131033
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The Blitz of 1940-41 is one of the most iconic periods in modern British history - and one of the most misunderstood. The 'Blitz Spirit' is often celebrated, whereas others dismiss it as a myth. Joshua Levine's thrilling biography rejects the tired arguments and reveals the human truth: the Blitz was a time of extremes of experience and behaviour. People werepulling together and helping strangers, but they were also breaking rules and exploiting each other. Life during wartime, the author reveals, was complex and messy and real. From the first page readers will discover a different story to the one they thought they knew - from the sacrifices made by ordinary people to a sudden surge in the popularity of nightclubs; from secret criminal trials at the Old Bailey to a Columbine-style murder in an Oxford College. There were new working opportunities for women and clandestine homosexual relationships conducted in the shadows. The Blitz also allowed for a melting pot of cultures: whilst prayers were offered up in a south London mosque, Jamaican sailors crossed the country. Unlikely friendships were fostered and surprising sexualities explored - these years saw a boom in prostitution and even the emergence of a popular weekly magazine for fetishists. On the darker side, racketeers and spivs made money out of the chaos, and looters prowled the night to prey on bomb victims. From the lack of cheese to the increased suicide rate, this astonishing and entertaining book takes the true pulse of a 'blitzed nation'. And it shows how social change during this time led to political change - which in turn has built the Britain we know today.

After The Divorce

Author: Grazia Deledda
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN:
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The Two Latin Cultures And The Foundation Of Renaissance Humanism In Medieval Italy

Author: Ronald G. Witt
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521764742
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Traces the intellectual life of Italy, where humanism began a century before it influenced the rest of Europe.

Survival In Auschwitz

Author: Primo Levi
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

Dunkirk

Author: Joshua Levine
Editor: Harper Collins Italia
ISBN: 8858969413
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Da questo libro, l'omonimo film vincitore di tre premi Oscar 2018. La speranza è un'arma. Sopravvivere è già una vittoria. Maggio 1940. La travolgente avanzata delle truppe tedesche in Belgio e nel nord della Francia costringe le armate anglo-francesi a ripiegare progressivamente verso le coste della Manica, intrappolando oltre 300.000 soldati nel campo trincerato di Dunkerque. L'unica speranza di salvarli è organizzare una massiccia evacuazione via mare utilizzando tutte le imbarcazioni disponibili, dalle enormi unità militari ai pescherecci alle piccole navi da diporto. Autorizzata da Winston Churchill e organizzata in tempi record dall'Ammiragliato britannico, l'Operazione Dynamo si svolse tra il 27 maggio e il 4 giugno, concludendosi con un successo inaspettato che fu salutato come "il miracolo di Dunkerque". Attraverso i racconti e le testimonianze dei veterani e dei sopravvissuti, Joshua Levine ricostruisce con straordinaria efficacia la storia dei soldati che rimasero per giorni sulla spiaggia, sotto i bombardamenti e il fuoco nemico, senza cibo né munizioni; dei civili che li portarono in salvo su imbarcazioni spesso piccolissime e sovraccariche; degli avieri che rischiarono la vita per far guadagnare del tempo prezioso ai compagni bloccati a terra; di coloro che su quelle spiagge morirono. Comprende un'intervista esclusiva al regista Christopher Nolan.

Legion Of The Damned

Author: Sven Hassel
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297865730
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Sven Hassel's iconic war novel about the Russian Front. 'An extraordinary book, which has captured the attention of all of Europe' - NEW YORK TIMES 'LEGION OF THE DAMNED is an incredible picture of totalitarianism, of stupefying injustice ... He is graphic, at times brilliantly so, but never brutal or bitter. He is, too, a first-rate storyteller' - WASHINGTON POST Convicted of deserting the German army, Sven Hassel is sent to a penal regiment on the Russian Front. He and his comrades are regarded as expendable, cannon fodder in the battle against the implacable Red Army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they fight their way across the frozen steppe... This iconic anti-war novel is a testament to the atrocities suffered by the lone soldier in the fight for survival. Sven Hassel's unflinching narrative is based on his own experiences in the German Army. He began writing his first novel, LEGION OF THE DAMNED in a prisoner of war camp at the end of the Second World War.

Early Film Theories In Italy 1896 1922

Author: Francesco Casetti
Editor: Film Theory in Media History
ISBN: 9789089648556
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This collection for the first time brings together scholars to explore the ways that various people and groups in Italian society reacted to the advent of cinema. Looking at the responses of writers, scholars, clergymen, psychologists, philosophers, members of parliament, and more, the pieces collected here from that period show how Italians developed a common language to describe and discuss this invention that quickly exceeded all expectations and transcended existing categories of thought and artistic forms. The result is a close-up picture of a culture in transition, dealing with a "scandalous" new technology that appeared poised to thoroughly change everyday life.