Download E-books The Malice of Fortune PDF

By Michael Ennis

Against a teeming canvas of Borgia politics, Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci come jointly to unmask an enigmatic serial killer, as we study the key heritage in the back of essentially the most debatable works within the western canon, The Prince...
When Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to the distant fort urban of Imola to benefit the reality at the back of the homicide of Juan, his so much liked illegitimate son, she can't fail, for the scheming Borgia pope holds her personal younger son hostage. as soon as there, Damiata turns into a pawn within the political intrigues of the pope’s surviving son, the charismatic Duke Valentino, whose personal lifestyles is threatened by way of the condottieri, a strong cabal of mercenary warlords. Damiata suspects that the killer she seeks is without doubt one of the brutal condottierri, and because the murders multiply, her quest grows extra pressing. She enlists the aid of an imprecise Florentine diplomat, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Valentino’s eccentric army engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, who jointly needs to fight to decipher the killer’s taunting riddles: Leonardo together with his groundbreaking “science of statement” and Machiavelli along with his new “science of men.” touring throughout an Italy torn aside through conflict, they're going to input a labyrinth of old superstition and erotic obsession to find at its center a new face of evil—and a fact that would shake the principles of western civilization. 

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Download E-books Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century PDF

By John Julius Norwich

John Julius Norwich's A background of Venice has been dubbed "indispensable" through none except Jan Morris. Now, in his moment publication at the urban as soon as referred to as los angeles Serenissima, Norwich advances the tale during this dependent chronicle of 100 years of Venice's highs and lows, from its ignominious catch via Napoleon in 1797 to the sunrise of the twentieth century.

An compulsory cease at the Grand journey for any cultured Englishman (and, later, Americans), Venice limped into the nineteenth century--first less than the yoke of France, then as an outpost of the Austrian Hapsburgs, stripped of riches but indelibly the main ravishing urban in Italy. even if subsumed right into a unified Italy in 1866, it remained a magnet for aesthetes of all stripes--subject or atmosphere of books through Ruskin and James, a muse to poets and musicians, in its approach the main gracious courtesan of all eu towns. by means of refracting photos of Venice throughout the visits of such extravagant (and occasionally debauched) artists as Lord Byron, Richard Wagner, and the inimitable Baron Corvo, Norwich conjures visions of paradise on a lagoon, as enduring as brick and as elusive because the tides.

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Download E-books The Unprejudiced Palate: Classic Thoughts on Food and the Good Life (Modern Library Food) PDF

By Angelo M. Pellegrini

First issued in 1948, whilst soulless minute steaks and fast casseroles have been changing into the norm, The Unprejudiced Palate encouraged a seismic culinary shift in how the United States eats. Written by way of a food-loving immigrant from Tuscany, this memoir-cum-cookbook articulates the Italian American imaginative and prescient of the nice existence: a yard backyard, a well-cooked meal shared with friends and family, and a fondness for constituents and cooking that nourish the physique and the soul.

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Download E-books The Goodbye Kiss PDF

By Massimo Carlotto

"The top residing Italian crime writer."-Il Manifesto

An unscrupulous womanizer, as with out morals now as he as soon as used to be filled with idealistic fervor, returns to Italy, the place he's sought after for a sequence of crimes. To earn himself the guise of respectability, he's prepared to move so far as murder.

Massimo Carlotto, grasp of the Mediterranean noir-hard-boiled crime novels that decision engaging yet violent towns like Marseilles, Naples, and Algiers home-and ex-con himself, has received a name as one of many genre's so much gifted writers. Carlotto's first booklet, The Fugitive, bargains along with his time at the run in Latin the US. he's writer of many novels, together with 5 titles within the very hot Alligator series.

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Download E-books Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere PDF

By Jan Morris

Here's a booklet for fans of all issues Italian. This urban at the Adriatic has continually tantalized Jan Morris with its moodiness and changeability. After traveling Trieste for greater than part a century, she has come to work out it as a touchstone for her pursuits and preoccupations: towns, seas, empires. It has even come to mirror her personal existence in its loves, disillusionments, and stories. Her meditation at the position is typically layered with heritage and sprinkled with tales of recognized viewers from James Joyce to Sigmund Freud. A lyrical travelogue, Trieste and the that means of Nowhere is additionally brilliant cultural background and the fruits of a novel career-"an dependent and bittersweet farewell" (Boston Globe).

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Download E-books The Italian Cook Book. The Art of Eating Well PDF

By Maria Gentile

One of many worthy result of the nice conflict has been the educating of thrift to the yankee housewife. For patriotic purposes and for purposes of financial system, extra consciousness has been bestowed upon the getting ready and cooking of foodstuff that's to be right away palatable, nourishing and not pricey. within the Italian food we discover within the maximum measure those 3 features. That it really is palatable, all those that have partaken of meals in an Italian trattoria or on the domestic of an Italian kinfolk can testify, that it truly is fit the sumptuous manhood and womanhood of Italy is an explanation greater than adequate. And who may deny, realizing the thriftiness of the Italian race, that it truly is in your price range?

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Download E-books Pasta: The Essential New Collection from the Master of Italian Cookery PDF

This is often the final word e-book on pasta, imagined, created and cooked by way of the grasp of Italian cookery. Antonio Carluccio's Pasta combines his inimitable wisdom along with his professional style buds to supply over a hundred unique and impossible to resist pasta recipes during this definitive e-book. The ebook starts off with an academic masterclass, educating the reader every little thing they're going to want to know approximately pasta—how to prepare dinner it and the way to marry it with the precise sauce—with accompanying step by step images if you decide to make your personal. This identify covers every little thing any cook dinner might want to comprehend so that it will create the right bowl of pasta.

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Download E-books Pocket Rough Guide Rome (Rough Guide Pocket Guides) PDF

The most sensible Rome has to supply — on your pocket. The Pocket tough consultant to Rome is your crucial advisor to Italy's capital, with the all of the key attractions, eating places, outlets, and bars incorporated in an easy-to-use structure, with a full-color pull-out map.

Whether you might have a day or a couple of days at your disposal, our itineraries assist you plan your journey, and the "Best of Rome" part selections out the highlights you will not are looking to omit, from the Galleria Borghese's wonderful artwork assortment to vertiginous perspectives from St Peter's dome.

Divided by way of region for simple navigation, the "Places" part is written in tough Guide's trademark sincere and informative variety, with listings of the must-see points of interest and our decide of the locations to consume, drink, and dance, from tucked-away trattorias to the proper aperitivo bars to kick off an evening out.

Make the main of a while with the The Pocket tough advisor to Rome.

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Download E-books Labor Disorders in Neoliberal Italy: Mobbing, Well-Being, and the Workplace (New Anthropologies of Europe) PDF

By Noelle J. Molé

Psychological harassment at paintings, or "mobbing," has develop into an important public coverage factor in Italy and in other places in Europe. Mobbing has given upward thrust to really expert counseling clinics, a brand new box services, and new hard work legislation. For Noelle J. Molé, mobbing is a manifestation of Italy’s swift transition from a hugely protectionist to a market-oriented hard work regime and a neoliberal country. She analyzes the type of mobbing as a work-related disease, the deployment of preventive public wellbeing and fitness courses, the relation of mobbing to gendered paintings practices, and staff' use of the idea that of mobbing to make felony and clinical claims, with implications for country coverage, hard work contracts, and political routine. for lots of Italian employees, mobbing embodies the social and mental results of an financial system and a kingdom in transition.

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