Search Results: "Marcello Conati"


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THE VERDI-BOITO CORRESPONDENCE by Marcello Conati
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A must-have for every music lover's shelf."
Twenty years (1880-1900) of indispensable letters between Italy's greatest opera composer and his last, most accomplished librettist. Read full book review >

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MARCELLO MASTROIANNI by Donald Dewey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Overall, though, a generally well-told life. (Photos)"
Flawed but still head-and-shoulders above most film bios, a life of the Italian actor that focuses largely on his art but that soft-peddles the nitty-gritty of everyday life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"A work so microscopically focused that it fails to convey a larger significance."
Italian historian Simonetta revisits the Pazzi conspiracy of 1478. Read full book review >

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WALLS by Marcello Di Cintio
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Solid journalism that takes readers into cheerless, contested places they probably would not wish to see for themselves. An eye-opener."
Canadian journalist Di Cintio (Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran, 2006, etc.) leads a whirlwind tour of the world, looking at the unlikely places where the human mania for erecting barriers has shown itself. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"A fresh piece of turbulent French history."
Napoleon's recalcitrant, republican younger brother has his say in this lively reconstruction of the Bonaparte family's accession to power. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A grim portrait of brutality, fanaticism, and the cheapness of human life in wartime, etched by people whose voices have been faithfully rendered."
A harrowing compilation of accounts from survivors of Japanese POW camps in the eastern Pacific. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Sharp intellect in service of moral vision."
Reasserting Europe's Christian identity and rebutting modern moral relativism, Rome packs a formidable punch. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE JFK ASSASSINATION by Lamar Waldron
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"True or not, this makes one hell of a story and ties up all the pesky loose ends of events in Dallas 50 years ago. The conspiracy crowd will love it."
The mob did it. Read full book review >

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Only Sons by Fred Misurella
Released: June 1, 2012

"Thoughtful and readable; sure to please fans of family sagas."
Misurella (Lies to Live By, 2005) portrays the struggles of two Italian families, the Salvaggis and the Maresciallos, as they strive to find their place in America, from the busy streets of New York to hardscrabble life in rural Pennsylvania. Read full book review >