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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War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944

A Diary

Author: Iris Origo

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879234768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

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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

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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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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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Charles Bovary, Landarzt

Porträt eines einfachen Mannes

Author: Jean Améry

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608933291

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Page: 162

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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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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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Tagebücher & Briefe

Author: Samuel Hugo Bergman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewish philosophers

Page: 756

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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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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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Bis wir frei sind

Mein Kampf für Menschenrechte im Iran

Author: Shirin Ebadi

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492974813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Shirin Ebadi, die erste muslimische Friedensnobelpreisträgerin, wurde wegen ihres Engagements für Menschenrechte in ihrem Heimatland jahrelang von der iranischen Regierung bedroht und schikaniert – und verlor dabei alles: ihren Ehemann, ihr Zuhause, ihre Freunde, ihr Hab und Gut. Nur eines konnte man der Menschenrechtsaktivistin nicht nehmen: den Glauben an eine bessere Zukunft und den Willen, für ihre Überzeugungen zu kämpfen. Nun erzählt sie auf bewegende und erschütternde Weise von ihrem unablässigen Kampf für Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit, den sie trotz aller Widrigkeiten auch im Exil unerschrocken fortführt. Nach dem großen Erfolg von »Mein Iran« ist dies der zweite Teil ihrer beeindruckenden Geschichte.
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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

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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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Wein und Brot

Roman

Author: Ignazio Silone,Hanna Dehio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462016338

Category:

Page: 322

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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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The War Diaries

An Anthology of Daily Wartime Diary Entries Throughout History

Author: Irene Taylor,Alan F. Taylor

Publisher: Canongate Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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The creators of the Assassin's Cloak present an anthology of wartime diary entries from Josef Goebbels, Ana‹s Nin, Florence Nightingale, Samuel Pepys, Salam Pax, Che Guevara, Thomas Mann, H. L. Mencken, and many others. Reprint.
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A Chill in the Air

An Italian War Diary 1939-1940

Author: Iris Origo

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782273565

Category: History

Page: 192

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A gripping unpublished diary from the bestselling diarist and biographer, covering Italy's descent into war Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century’s great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she came to rest in one country. Fifteen years later, that country would be at war with her own. With piercing insight, Origo documents the grim absurdities that her adopted Italy underwent as war became more and more unavoidable. Connected to everyone, from the peasants on her estate to the US ambassador, she writes of the turmoil, the danger, and the dreadful bleakness of Italy in 1939-1940. Published for the first time, A Chill in the Air is the account of the awful inevitability of Italy’s stumble into a conflict for which its people were ill prepared. With an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, the award-winning author of The Pike, and an afterword by Katia Lysy, granddaughter of Iris Origo, this is the gripping precursor to Origo’s bestselling classic diary War in Val d’Orcia. Iris Origo (1902–1988) was a British- born biographer and writer. She lived in Italy at her 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. Pushkin Press also publishes her bestselling diary, War in Val d’Orcia, which covers the years 1943-1944, as well as her memoir, Images and Shadows, and two of her biographies, A Study in Solitude and The Last Attachment.
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