The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples


The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples by Farrar, Straus and Giroux at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. One of The Economist€™s 2011 Books of the Year Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance€”and weakness€”of Italy today.David Gilmour€™s wonderfully readable ex­ploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative an


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One of The Economist€™s 2011 Books of the Year Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance€”and weakness€”of Italy today.David Gilmour€™s wonderfully readable ex­ploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled with the great fig­ures of the Italian past€”from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medicis, from Garibaldi and Cavour to the controversial politicians of the twentieth century. Gilmour€™s wise account of the Risorgimento, the pivotal epoch in modern Italian history, debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it, though he paints a sympathetic portrait of Giuseppe Ve

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Manufacturer:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category:
Travel Writing
Release Date:
2011-10-25
EAN:
9780374283162
ISBN:
0374283168
Edition:
1st American.
Author:
David Gilmour
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date:
2011-10-25
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.62 pounds
Item Size:
1.61 x 9.07 x 6.47 inches
Package Weight:
1.8 pounds
Package Size:
6.3 x 1.8 x 9.3 inches

 


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