The Killing Room (Sandro Cellini, Book 5) by Christobel Kent

By Christobel Kent

While deepest investigator Sandro Cellini is invited to wait a glamorous release get together for a luxurious place of abode overlooking the glittering expanse of Florence, he has no inspiration what he's jogging into. at the back of the traditional and plush facade of Palazzo San Giorgio, there lies a chain of poor secrets and techniques; an outdated torture chamber, hidden for hundreds of years within the bowels of the construction, and a way more fresh malevolence. the previous head of safeguard for this elite improvement has simply died less than suspicious conditions and Sandro reveals himself—quite literally—stepping into useless man's footwear. He quickly discovers that different unsavory incidents have tainted the distinguished commencing. while one of many citizens is located murdered in her room, occasions start to spiral uncontrolled. Sandro needs to paintings to untangle the complicated net of relationships that exists among citizens and employees to unmask a perilous killer, during this outstanding new Florentine secret via Christobel Kent.

The new crime novel within the acclaimed Detective Sandro Cellini secret sequence, which reveals Cellini investigating once more "the savage passions and politics that lie underneath" Florentine society.
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My Italian Adventures: An English Girl at War 1943-47 by Lucy De Burgh

By Lucy De Burgh

An enthralling memoir of one English girl's wartime adventures—so precise to lifestyles you can't support yet fall in love with Italy along her

When Lucy Addey grew to become one of many Auxiliary Territorial carrier (ATS) Girls in Khaki, she rarely imagined that she may turn out consuming ice cream a stone's throw from the Roman discussion board. Her tale is of a love affair with the Italian landscape and its humans. but her Italy isn't with out its adventures, from her erstwhile admirer and would-be archaeologist Jimmy gifting her a landmine for use as espresso desk, to her harrowing trips during the Italian geographical region revealing Nazi atrocities opposed to the lads and girls who had bravely sheltered Allied squaddies. Lucy's fantastic resilience and indomitable feel of enjoyable runs like a golden thread through the ebook. it really is very unlikely to not get stuck up in her tales of humor and tragedy, and never to fall in love along with her Italy.

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Politics and Diplomacy in Early Modern Italy: The Structure by Daniela Frigo, Adrian Belton

By Daniela Frigo, Adrian Belton

This quantity is the 1st try out at a comparative reconstruction of the international coverage and international relations of the main Italian states within the early smooth interval. a number of the contributions show the tools and kinds of international relatives within the Italian peninsula. additionally they exhibit via various case reports, together with Venice, the Papal States, the duchy of Savoy, Florence (later the duchy of Tuscany), Mantua, Modena, and the dominion of Naples, a brand new interpretation of the political background of early smooth Italy.

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The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage by Jan Morris

By Jan Morris

For 6 centuries the Republic of Venice used to be a maritime empire, its sovereign energy extending all through a lot of the japanese Mediterranean - an empire of coasts, islands and remoted fortresses through which, as Wordsworth wrote, the mercantile Venetians 'held the attractive east in fee'.

Jan Morris reconstructs the entire of this glittering dominion within the kind of a sea-voyage, traveling alongside the old Venetian alternate routes from Venice itself to Greece, Crete and Cyprus. it's a traveller's e-book, geographically prepared yet wandering at will from the prior to the current, evoking not just modern landscapes and sensations but additionally the characters, the sentiments and the tumultuous occasions of the earlier. the 1st such paintings ever written concerning the Venetian 'Stato da Mar', it's a useful old spouse for viewers to Venice itself and for travelers during the lands the Doges as soon as governed.

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Regia Aeronautica. A Pictorial History Of The Italian Air by Christopher Shores

By Christopher Shores

Might be shipped from US. Used books would possibly not contain significant other fabrics, could have a few shelf put on, could comprise highlighting/notes, would possibly not comprise CDs or entry codes. a hundred% a refund warrantly.

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Listen to My Voice by Susanna Tamaro

By Susanna Tamaro

First released with the name Ascolta los angeles mia voce in 2006 by means of RCS Libri S.p.A., Milan

Marta is raised through her grandmother in her condo in Trieste, a secure haven of news, books and appeal. She is aware that her mom died while she was once younger, and he or she believes that her father is a Turkish prince. yet, as she grows older and this fairy story disintegrates, Marta feels in basic terms anger in the direction of her grandmother for withholding information regarding her parents.

When her grandmother dies, Marta is on my own on the planet. someday, within the dusty attic, she reveals a field belonging to her mom that may support to discover her personal previous. With clues present in her mother's magazine and a worn photo, Marta comes to a decision to trace down her father, who she believes should be alive. Feeling the necessity to get away her grandmother's condo, that is populated via secrets and techniques, Marta embarks on a trip to Israel, looking what's left of her mother's family members in an try and make feel of the place she got here from.

Written as a tender woman's narrative addressed to the reminiscence of her grandmother, hearken to My Voice...

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Belisarius: The Last Roman General by Ian Hughes

By Ian Hughes

Hughes has written a full of life and distinct account of Belisarius’s notable career.” - Adrian Goldsworthy, writer of the full Roman ArmyBelisarius (c. 505–565 advert) used to be the best normal of the japanese Roman Empire and is between history’s so much extraordinary army personalities. on the age of 29, he two times defeated the Persians and reconquered North Africa from the Vandals, sooner than happening to regain the Italian peninsula from the Ostrogoths, together with the everlasting urban, Rome. struggling with within the identify of Justinian I, Belisarius recaptured huge parts of the unique territory of the traditional Roman Empire. despite the fact that, Byzantium used to be either unwilling and incapable of preserving a lot of Belisarius’s hard-won advances, and shortly after his demise, the empire once more retracted.In Belisarius: The final Roman normal, historian Ian Hughes recounts the lifetime of this nice soldier. In addition, he explains the evolution of classical Roman armies and structures of war into these of the Byzantine Empire, in addition to these in their leader enemies, the Persians, Goths, and Vandals. according to historic resource and drawing on a wealth of contemporary study, Belisarius’s profession is decided within the context of the turbulent occasions during which he lived and his acceptance is reassessed to offer a balanced portrait of this ignored huge between historical commanders.

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German Airborne Divisions: Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45 by Bruce Quarrie

By Bruce Quarrie

Following the conflict for Crete in might 1941, Hitler refused to adopt any more large-scale airborne operations as a result excessive casualty expense. The Fallschirmjäger thus took up a brand new function as elite 'line' infantry, they usually served within the Mediterranean from 1942 to 1945, playing the clash in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Their functionality in such hard-fought battles as El Alamein and Monte Cassino bolstered their attractiveness as a number of the hardest troops of global warfare II. This publication explores their altering function in service provider, education and doctrine because the paratroopers built into Germany’s best frontline infantrymen.

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Filippo Strozzi and the Medici: Favor and Finance in by Melissa Meriam Bullard

By Melissa Meriam Bullard

Filippo Strozzi (1489-1538), the Florentine aristocrat and banker, is generally remembered for the dramatic exploits on the finish of his existence. pressured into exile, he turned an outspoken defender of the final Florentine Republic opposed to the tyranny of the city's new dukes. His position in Florentine historical past, even though, alterations greatly after we concentration no longer on his ultimate years yet on his broad occupation as a Medici favorite and constant financier. on the courts of the Medici popes he furthered the grandiose schemes of Leo X and Clement VII and accrued a private fortune of mythical measurement. Dr Bullard's research reassesses Strozzi's position in Renaissance historical past and considers the extra basic difficulties of paper economic system and battle finance, and Florentine political lifestyles, within the early 16th century. It files the problematic monetary ties among Florence and the papal courtroom, and Strozzi's key position as a manipulator of the city's public money to pay for papal wars.

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