The Italians download free [PDF and Ebook] by Luigi Barzini

The Italians download free [PDF and Ebook] by Luigi Barzini year 1996
  • Book name: The Italians
  • Author: Luigi Barzini
  • Release date: 1996/10/7
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780140145953
  • Rating: 7.32 of 10
  • Votes: 325
  • Review by: Leyla Barber
  • Review rating: 7.61 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/18
  • Total pages: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 33 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The 'fatal charm of Italy' has held Lord Byron - and millions of tourists ever since - in its spell. Yet, beneath 'the brilliant and vivacious surface', what are the realities of Italian life? Few writers have ever painted a portrait of their compatriots as crisp, frank and fearless as Luigi Barzini's. Cutting through the familiar cliches, he instructs us with a cascade of anecdotes and provides a marvellous guided tour through centuries of history. He examines Machiavelli and Mussolini, popes, pilgrims and prostitutes, cliques and conspiracies, Casanova and the crippling power of the Church. Yet alongside the Baroque exuberance and spectacular display, the love of life and the life of love, he also shows us a divided nation, injustice, ignorance, poverty and fear. All this is Italy, a country of dazzling achievement and an uncanny aptitude for getting round problems; both its virtues and its vices are celebrated in this sparkling book
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H53M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Cultural Studies
  • Available formats: EPUB, DOC, TIFF, OEB, PDF, WORD, TXT, OEB. Compressed in ARJ, RZ, RAR, AZW4, ZIP, ARC
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.50 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x17mm
  • Weight: 277g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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