by Marlena de Blasi, That Summer In Sicily Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download That Summer In Sicily books, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, Fernando. There de Blasi is befriended by Tosca, the patroness of the villa, an elegant and beautiful woman-of-a-certain-age who recounts her lifelong love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. Sicily is a land of contrasts: grandeur and poverty, beauty and sufferance, illusion and candor. In a luminous and tantalizing voice, That Summer in Sicily re-creates Tosca’s life, from her impoverished childhood to her fairy-tale adoption and initiation into the glittering life of the prince’s palace, to the dawning and recognition of mutual love. But when Prince Leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafia’s grim will to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and the have-nots costs him dearly. The present-day narrative finds Tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the women–now widowed–who once worked the prince’s land alongside their husbands. How the Sicilian widows go about their tasks, care for one another, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, well-lived life is the heart of this book. Showcasing the same writerly gifts that made bestsellers of A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, That Summer in Sicily, and de Blasi’ s marvelous storytelling, remind us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both life’s sorrow and its beauty. Here is an epic drama that takes readers from Sicily’s remote mountains to chaotic post-war Palermo, from the intricacies of forbidden love to the havoc wreaked by Sicily’s eternally bewildering culture. From the Hardcover edition.
by Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet Sicily Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lonely Planet Sicily books, Lonely Planet's Sicily is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak up history in charming Syracuse, hike Stromboli's lava-strewn crater, and visit crumbling castles in gorgeous hill towns- all with your trusted travel companion.
by Lisa Kallet, Money And The Corrosion Of Power In Thucydides Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Money And The Corrosion Of Power In Thucydides books, Wealth and power are themes that preoccupy much of Greek literature from Homer on, and this book unravels the significance of these subjects in one of the most famous pieces of narrative writing from classical antiquity. Lisa Kallet brilliantly reshapes our literary and historical understanding of Thucydides' account of the disastrous Sicilian expedition of 415–413 b.c., a pivotal event in the Peloponnesian War. She shows that the second half of Thucydides' History contains a damning critique of Athens and its leaders for becoming corrupted by money and for failing to appropriately use their financial strength on military power. Focusing especially on the narrative techniques Thucydides used to build his argument, Kallet gives a close examination of the subjects of wealth and power in this account of naval war and its aftermath and locates Thucydides' writings on these themes within a broad intellectual context. Among other topics, Kallet discusses Thucydides' use of metaphor, his numerous intertextual references to Herodotus and Homer, and thematic links he makes among the topics of money, emotion, and sight. Overall, she shows that the subject of money constitutes a continuous thematic thread in books six through eight of the History. In addition, this book takes a fresh look at familiar epigraphic evidence. Kallet's ability to combine sophisticated literary analysis with a firm grasp of Attic inscriptions sheds new light on an important work of antiquity and provides a model example of how to unravel a dense historical text to reveal its underlying literary principles of construction.
by Marlena De Blasi, Dolce E Salata Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dolce E Salata books, From the author of the bestselling A Thousand Days in Venice, these are the further adventures of Marlena and Fernando and their experiences as they move to a small village in Tuscany. Another delicious combination of authentic Italian life, food, recipes, love and memoir.
by Carlo D'Este, Fatal Decision Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fatal Decision books, Fatal Decision is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II. In the winter of 1943-44, Anzio, a small Mediterranean resort and port some thirty-five miles south of Rome, played a crucial role in the fortunes of World War II as the target of an amphibious Allied landing. The Allies planned to bypass the strong German defenses along the Gustav Line and at Monte Cassino sixty miles to the southeast, which were holding up the American and British armies and preventing the liberation of Rome. By taking advantage of Allied command of the sea and air to effect complete surprise, infantry and armored forces landing at Anzio on January 22 were expected to secure the beachhead and then push inland to cut off the two main highways and railroads supplying the German forces to the south, either trapping and annihilating the German armies or forcing them to withdraw to the north, thus opening the way to Rome. But the reality of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II was bad management, external meddling, poorly relayed orders, and uncertain leadership. The Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for their lives for four dreadful months. The eventual victory in May 1944 was muted, bitter, and overshadowed by the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6. Mixing flawless research, drama, and combat with a brilliant narrative voice, Fatal Decision is one of the best histories ever written of a World War II military campaign.
by Peter Robb, Midnight In Sicily Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Midnight In Sicily books, Peter Robb's journey into the dark heart of Sicily uses history, painting, literature and food to shed light on southern Italy's legacy of political corruption and violent crime. Taking the trial of seven-times Prime Minister, Giulio Andreotti, for alleged Mafia involvement as its starting point, Midnight in Sicily combines a searching investigation with an exuberant, sensual appreciation of this beautiful and bewildering island.
Author: Carlo Alfonso Nallino, Hans Mžik (von.), Paul Kahle, Régis Blachère, Michael Jan Goeje (de.), Arent Jan Wensinck, Abu-ʼl-Qāsim Muḥammad Ibn-Ḥauqal, Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb, Johannes Hendrik Kramers Publisher: Brill Archive ISBN: Size: 52.55 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs Category : Languages : en Pages : 247 View: 4220
by Carlo Alfonso Nallino, Hans Mžik (von.), Paul Kahle, Régis Blachère, Michael Jan Goeje (de.), Arent Jan Wensinck, Abu-ʼl-Qāsim Muḥammad Ibn-Ḥauqal, Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb, Johannes Hendrik Kramers, Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum books,
by Marlena De Blasi, Regional Foods Of Southern Italy Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Regional Foods Of Southern Italy books, The author of Regional Foods of Northern Italy presents a mouth-watering look at the traditional cuisine of southern Italy, introducing more than 150 authentic recipes for such specialties as pizza, Pasta in Black, and Calabrian ricotta forte. 15,000 first printing.