War in Val d'Orcia

An Italian War Diary 1943-1944

Author: Iris Origo

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782272887

Category: History

Page: 320

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'A remarkably moving document that, like the best of the elemental war stories, eventually becomes a statement about the unplanned nature and folly of war'_The New York Times At the height of the Second World War, Italy was being torn apart by German armies, civil war, and the eventual Allied invasion. In a corner of Tuscany, one woman - born in England, married to an Italian - kept a record of daily life in a country at war. Iris Origo's compellingly powerful diary, War in Val d'Orcia, is the spare and vivid account of what happened when a peaceful farming valley became a battleground. At great personal risk, the Origos gave food and shelter to partisans, deserters and refugees. They took in evacuees, and as the front drew closer they faced the knowledge that the lives of thirty-two small children depended on them. Origo writes with sensitivity and generosity, and a story emerges of human acts of heroism and compassion, and the devastation that war can bring. With a new introduction by writer and social historian Virginia Nicholson, and stunning rediscovered photographs. Iris Origo (1902-1988) was a British-born biographer and writer. She lived in Italy and devoted much of her life to the improvement of the Tuscan estate at La Foce, which she purchased with her husband in the 1920s. During the Second World War, she sheltered refugee children and assisted many escaped Allied prisoners of war and partisans in defiance of Italy's fascist regime and Nazi occupation forces. Pushkin Press also publishes her memoir, Images and Shadows, as well as two of her biographies, A Study in Solitude: The Life of Leopardi - Poet, Romantic and Radical and The Last Attachment: The Story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli.
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Toskanisches Tagebuch

1943/44 ; Kriegsjahre im Val d'Orcia

Author: Iris Origo

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406352065

Category:

Page: 274

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War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944

A Diary

Author: Iris Origo

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879234768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 2922

Depicts the impact of the turmoil of World War II on the daily life of the peasants in a small village in Italy
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War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944

A Diary

Author: Iris Origo

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879234768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 8553

Depicts the impact of the turmoil of World War II on the daily life of the peasants in a small village in Italy
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Der Bombenkrieg

Europa 1939 bis 1945

Author: Richard Overy

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644117519

Category: History

Page: 1056

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Nichts hat die Zerstörungskraft des Zweiten Weltkriegs so sehr ins kollektive Gedächtnis eingebrannt wie der Bombenkrieg: Mit nie da gewesener Gewalt vernichtete er Dutzende Städte in ganz Europa, 600000 Menschen starben, Millionen verloren alles; die Ruinen von Coventry oder Dresden wurden zu Symbolen einer technischen, menschengemachten Apokalypse. In der ersten umfassenden Darstellung erzählt Richard Overy die Geschichte dieses Krieges. Er schildert die Anfänge der neuen Strategie des «Moral Bombing», ihre Entwicklung wie schließlich ihr Scheitern, und er deckt zahlreiche Mythen und Irrtümer auf, die bis heute kursieren. Erstmals entsteht ein internationales Gesamtbild, von der Offensive gegen das Ruhrgebiet bis zu den «Baedeker-Angriffen», die unschätzbares historisches Erbe auslöschten, von den deutschen Bomben auf Stalingrad bis zu wenig bekannten Schauplätzen wie Rom oder Bulgarien. Overy zeigt, warum der Luftkrieg trotz Ineffektivität und mörderischer Kosten ausgeweitet wurde, welche Rolle Hermann Göring oder General Harris dabei spielten. Aber auch die kulturellen und menschlichen Verheerungen treten vor Augen, die Not und Hoffnung in den Luftschutzkellern wie bei den Piloten. Richard Overy zeichnet ein monumentales Panorama Europas in dunkler Zeit – das Standardwerk über den Bombenkrieg.
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Rebellion, Repression, Reinvention

Mutiny in Comparative Perspective

Author: Jane Hathaway

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275970109

Category: History

Page: 282

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Challenges standard definitions of mutiny while revealing the patterns mutiny takes and the manner in which it affects a society.
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Tagebücher & Briefe

Author: Samuel Hugo Bergman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewish philosophers

Page: 756

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The Bombing War

Europe, 1939-1945

Author: Richard Overy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927828

Category: History

Page: 880

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The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing became perhaps its principal contribution to the fighting as, night after night, exceptionally brave men flew over occupied Europe destroying its cities. The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities. The result is the author's masterpiece - a rich, gripping, picture of the Second World War and the terrible military, technological and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all its participants into an abyss. Reviews: 'Magnificent ... must now be regarded as the standard work on the bombing war ... It is probably the most important book published on the history of he second world war this century' Richard J Evans, Guardian 'Monumental ... this is a major contribution to one of the most controversial aspects of the Second World War ... full of new detail and perspectives ... hugely impressive' James Holland, Literary Review 'This tremendous book does what the war it describes signally failed to do. With a well-thought-out strategy and precision, it delivers maximum force on its objectives ... The result is a masterpiece of the historian's art' The Times 'It is unlikely that a work of this scale, scope and merit will be surpassed' Times Higher Education 'What distinguishes Mr Overy's account of the bombing war from lesser efforts is the wealth of narrative detail and analytical rigour that he brings to bear' Economist 'Excellent ... Overy is never less than an erudite and clear-eyed guide whose research is impeccable and whose conclusions appear sensible and convincing even when they run against the established trends' Financial Times 'Hard to surpass. If you want to know how bombing worked, what it did and what it meant, this is the book to read' Times Literary Supplement About the author: Richard Overy is the author of a series of remarkable books on the Second World War and the wider disasters of the twentieth century. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia won both the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Penguin publishes 1939: Countdown to War, The Morbid Age, Russia's War, Interrogations, The Battle of Britain and The Dictators. He lives in London.
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Desiring Italy

Women Writers Celebrate the Passions of a Country and Culture

Author: Susan Cahill

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307778371

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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Under the spell of la dolce vita . . . For centuries Italy has been many things to many people. In this brilliant anthology and traveler's companion, twenty-eight first-rate women writers reveal why the land that is the heart and soul of European civilization is so seductive to women. Kate Simon walks us through a Siena filled with surprises and luminous beauty. Elizabeth Spencer writes of first coming to Italy and finding "home." Shirley Hazzard explores the mysteries of Naples. Muriel Spark writes on Venice, Edith Wharton on Rome, George Eliot on Florence, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison on San Gimignano, Patricia Hampl on Assisi. Other wonderful writers contemplate the idiosyncratic glories of Italy's architecture, cooking, art, and landscape; its culture; its places and people. As these writers tell their stories--in fiction, memoir, and essay--of coming to understand Italy, they explore the complexity of their passions for it, mingling affection and ecstasy with intellectual curiosity. Organized geographically--from northern Italy to Rome and on to the south, Desiring Italy offers an enchanting journey for readers and travelers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ferrareser Geschichten

Author: Giorgio Bassani

Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach

ISBN: 3803142164

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Mit den berühmten fünf Geschichten aus Ferrara setzt Bassani seiner Heimatstadt und ihren Bewohnern ein liebevolles Denkmal: Es ist das kleine Glück in einer bescheidenen Ehe oder das große, unerreichbare; es ist die tiefe menschliche Zuneigung, die auch unter widrigen Umständen gedeiht und das Versagen des Bürgertums in eben jenen Zeiten, die Bassani in seinem Buch präzise zeichnet, für das er den Premio Strega erhielt.
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Omer-Pascha Latas

der Marchal des Sultans : Roman

Author: Ivo Andrić

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518398760

Category:

Page: 359

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Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

Roman

Author: Dominic Smith

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714894

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ein eleganter Pageturner um ein Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert Sara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre später ist nur ein einziges ihrer Gemälde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hängt über dem Bett eines reichen, etwas ruhelosen New Yorker Anwalts. Ohne böse Absichten kopiert eine junge Australierin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschütternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte später treffen die beiden Bilder, die Fälscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander ... „Wie der Autor drei Zeitläufte und Städte verbindet ist so brillant wie fesselnd.“ The Washington Post „Smiths Roman erinnert uns daran, dass die Wahrheiten, denen wir vertrauen, wertvoll bleiben, auch wenn sie ungenau sind.“ The Chicago Tribune „Ein Roman über Liebe und Sehnsucht, über Authentizität und ethische Grauzonen, vor allem aber über die Malerei als ein Weg, Trauer in Schönheit zu verwandeln.“ Lauren Groff, Autorin von „Licht und Zorn“ „Hinreißende Erzählkunst. Mit einer fast greifbaren Kenntnis der vielen Verästellungen des menschlichen Herzens. Dieser Roman hält Sie nachts wach, anfangs, weil Sie unbedingt weiterlesen wollen, dann weil Sie bewusst langsamer lesen, um das Ende hinauszuzögern.“ The Boston Globe
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Averno

Author: Louise Glück

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783630872513

Category: Persephone (Greek deity)

Page: 173

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Sideshow War

The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945

Author: George F. Botjer

Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Department of

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 6890

The liberation of Italy posed deeply rooted concerns from both the Axis' and Allies' sides. Was the American and British campaign in Italy worth the enormous loss of manpower and materiel and the near destruction of Italy? The Germans faced a similar dilemma: Could they afford the diversion of men and war machines from the Russian front for Italy's defense? Historians today still question whether it was all worthwhile. In Sideshow War: The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945, George F. Botjer not only examines the social dynamic, including economic, political, and cultural factors, that influenced the unfolding of this campaign, but he also provides new, unpublished documentation highlighting Axis defensive operations in Sicily and their takeover of Italy and the internment of the Italian army. He includes new documentation of economic conditions in German-occupied northern Italy and the extent to which Germany exploited the industries of that region. Incorporating the German, Allied, and Italian points of view, this perspective on the Italian campaign will engross and inform military historians and anyone interested in World War II and the war's effects on social, economic, and political life.
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After War and Massacre

Reconstructing Society in Central Italy, 1944-1948

Author: Victoria Christina Belco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1924

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Italy's Sorrow

A Year of War, 1944-45

Author: James Holland

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Italy

Page: 606

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James Holland's ground-breaking account expertly documents the German advance to the stalemate of the Gothic line and a segment of Italian history that has been largely neglected. The war in Italy was the most destructive campaign in the west as the Allies and Germans fought a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict up the mountainous leg of Italy during the last twelve months of the Second World War. While the Allies and Germans were slogging it out through the mountains, the Italians were fighting their own battles, one where Partisans and Fascists were pitted against each other in a bloody civil war. Around them, civilians tried to live through the carnage, terror and anarchy while, in the wake of the Allied advance, beleaguered and impoverished Italians were forced to pick their way through the ruins of their homes and country and often forced into making terrible and heart-rending decisions in order to survive.
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The Secret Annexe

An Anthology of the World's Greatest War Diarists

Author: Irene Taylor,Alan F. Taylor

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781841954431

Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 676

View: 4755

"Arranged as a diary around a calendar year , the Secret Annexe tells many individual stories from many wars down the ages, with several compelling entries for each day of the year." - book jacket.
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Das Mädchen, das Weihnachten rettete

Roman

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432845

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Das zweite Weihnachtsbuch von Bestsellerautor Matt Haig Die achtjährige Waise Amelia fristet ein kärgliches Dasein als Kaminkehrermädchen und hofft inständig auf Rettung durch den Weihnachtsmann. Der hat jedoch alle Hände voll zu tun: Aufruhr im Wichtelreich, Rentiere, die vom Himmel fallen, der Weihnachtszauber, der schwächer wird – wenn das so weitergeht, droht Weihnachten auszufallen. Aber Amelia ist kein gewöhnliches Mädchen: Nur mit ihrer Hilfe kann der Weihnachtszauber gerettet werden! Der Folgeband zu ›Ein Junge namens Weihnacht‹: Ein hinreißendes Buch für die ganze Familie – mit Illustrationen von Chris Mould.
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