Books by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

A WINTER'S NIGHT by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A solid, credible, satisfying examination of the destruction of a way of life."
A novel from Italian author Manfredi (The Ides of March, 2009, etc.) that follows three generations of the Bruni family, sharecroppers in the countryside near Bologna, Italy. A modern chronicle, it begins just before World War I and ends in the politically turbulent period after World War II. Read full book review >
SPARTAN by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Call it a Spaghetti Epic: Manfredi's narration of ancient Greek history owes as much to John Ford and George Lucas as it does to Herodotus. But while this is a fairly accurate narration of ancient history, the private dramas involved are too outlandish and overdrawn to be read with a straight face."
Two brothers in ancient Greece, separated at birth, come together to rescue their nation in the Persian Wars. Read full book review >