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The Italians

Author : John Hooper
ISBN : 9780698183643
Genre : Travel
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Washington Post bestseller Los Angeles Times bestseller A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? John Hooper’s entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Fifteen years as a foreign correspondent based in Rome have sharpened Hooper’s observations, and he looks at the facts that lie behind the stereotypes, shedding new light on everything from the Italians’ bewildering politics to their love of life and beauty. Hooper persuasively demonstrates the impact of geography, history, and tradition on many aspects of Italian life, including football and Freemasonry, sex, food, and opera. Brimming with the kind of fascinating—and often hilarious—insights unavailable in guidebooks, The Italians will surprise even the most die-hard Italophile. From the Hardcover edition.


Author : Luigi Barzini
ISBN : 9780684825007
Genre : History
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Examines the character and history of the Italian people.


Author : John Dickie
ISBN : 9781416554004
Genre : History
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Buon appetito! Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The answer lies amid the vibrant beauty of Italy's historic cities. For a thousand years, they have been magnets for everything that makes for great eating: ingredients, talent, money, and power. Italian food is city food. From the bustle of medieval Milan's marketplace to the banqueting halls of Renaissance Ferrara; from street stalls in the putrid alleyways of nineteenth-century Naples to the noisy trattorie of postwar Rome: in rich slices of urban life, historian and master storyteller John Dickie shows how taste, creativity, and civic pride blended with princely arrogance, political violence, and dark intrigue to create the world's favorite cuisine. Delizia! is much more than a history of Italian food. It is a history of Italy told through the flavors and character of its cities. A dynamic chronicle that is full of surprises, Delizia! draws back the curtain on much that was unknown about Italian food and exposes the long-held canards. It interprets the ancient Arabic map that tells of pasta's true origins, and shows that Marco Polo did not introduce spaghetti to the Italians, as is often thought, but did have a big influence on making pasta a part of the American diet. It seeks out the medieval recipes that reveal Italy's long love affair with exotic spices, and introduces the great Renaissance cookery writer who plotted to murder the Pope even as he detailed the aphrodisiac qualities of his ingredients. It moves from the opulent theater of a Renaissance wedding banquet, with its gargantuan ten-course menu comprising hundreds of separate dishes, to the thin soups and bland polentas that would eventually force millions to emigrate to the New World. It shows how early pizzas were disgusting and why Mussolini championed risotto. Most important, it explains the origins and growth of the world's greatest urban food culture. With its delectable mix of vivid storytelling, groundbreaking research, and shrewd analysis, Delizia! is as appetizing as the dishes it describes. This passionate account of Italy's civilization of the table will satisfy foodies, history buffs, Italophiles, travelers, students -- and anyone who loves a well-told tale.

The Italians In Australia

Author : Gianfranco Cresciani
ISBN : 0521537789
Genre : History
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This 2003 book brings to life the important story of the Italo-Australian community.

The Journey Of The Italians In America

Author : Scarpaci, Vincenza
ISBN : 1455606839
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The Italian S Price

Author : Diana Hamilton
ISBN : 9781552544488
Genre : Fiction
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Cesare Saracino is bent on revenge! He doesn't realize that the woman he forces back to Italy is not the thief, but her identical twin, Milly Lee. With Cesare watching her every move, the usually mousy Milly struggles to masquerade as her sexy twin. And when desire unexpectedly flares between them, Milly is powerless to refuse Cesare's advances. Will the truth come out in the heat of passion?

The Italians Of Kern County

Author : Donna Tessandori Weeks
ISBN : 1453572538
Genre : Social Science
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The Xenophobe S Guide To The Italians

Author : Martin Solly
ISBN : 9781908120601
Genre : Social Science
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A guide to understanding the Italians which reveals their cultural curiosities and defining characteristics.

The Italian S Touch

Author : Carol Marinelli
ISBN : 9784596693280
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Fleur, working as a nurse, lives with her seven-year-old son, Alex, after the death of her husband, and goes back to work for the first time in two years, encouraged by her friend at the hospital. On her very first day, she performs botched work. She relives her traumatic experience she went through with her late husband when her patient is brought into the resuscitation room. She fails to do her part and runs out of the room. Newly hired Italian doctor, Mario, gets angry with her. That night, Mario suddenly pays a visit to her when she is feeling down…?!

The Italian S Revenge

Author : Michelle Reid
ISBN : 9784596692986
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Catherine has been living half a globe away from her husband, Vito, for three years now. For as long as he can remember, their son, Santos, has never seen his mother and father together. Vito was looking forward to the next of Santos’s periodic visits, but his new lover, Marietta, isn’t happy about having Santos in the picture. To protect Santos from Marietta’s cruelty, Vito hatches a plan to live together with his wife and son as a family once more. Though her old wounds haven’t healed and the fire of their love has long since gone cold, Catherine finds her heart racing at Vito’s touch. Are they living together for Santos’s sake alone?

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