A Private Matter

Author: Beppe Fenoglio
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Size: 13,19 MB
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The Twenty Three Days Of The City Of Alba

Author: Beppe Fenoglio
Editor: Steerforth Press
ISBN: 9781586420406
Size: 19,15 MB
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Portrays the lives of the unprepared farm boys, trained soldiers, and old men who played a role in the Allied victory in Alba, Italy, in 1944, and depicts the psychological and physical legacy of their efforts.

If On A Winter S Night A Traveler

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133404
Size: 12,14 MB
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.


Author: Roberto Saviano
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429955386
Size: 17,64 MB
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A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.


ISBN: 9781847494719
Size: 19,17 MB
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Survival In Auschwitz

Author: Primo Levi
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Size: 20,26 MB
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

Politics Of Obedience The Discourse Of Voluntary Servitude The

Editor: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610163656
Size: 10,18 MB
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The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
ISBN: 9781781390221
Size: 15,48 MB
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A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.

A Dangerous Fortune

Author: Ken Follett
Editor: Dell
ISBN: 9780307756756
Size: 17,48 MB
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In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives. From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die. From the Paperback edition.

La Strada Pi Lunga

Author: Gabriele Pedullà
Editor: Donzelli Editore
ISBN: 9788879896115
Size: 15,15 MB
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