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Delizia! by John Dickie
Delizia! by John Dickie
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely enlightening, 24 Sep 2013
If you love italian food and want to know it's true origins and at the same time understand something of how Italians think and feel about their country and regions this is the book for you
Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb
Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC, 25 Jun 2013
If you love Italy and want to read about this period of the souths history read this book.
It gives you an insight into the problems faced by Italy today a north that ignores the south though fear if it was powerful it may break away again (at the time of unification Sicily and Naples were two of the most powerful states) and a south that sees the north as another invader exploiting them and using the mafia as a weapon of oppression which left men like Totto Riina feeling invincible and but for the brave few that forced the government to act by their sacrifice he almost was.
As one Italian said we've made Italy now we need to make Italians.
A great book that shows this… Read more
The Popes: A History by John Julius Norwich
The Popes: A History by John Julius Norwich
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EEK!!!, 25 Jun 2013
I saw this book in a Catholic book shop I can't believe they have read it.
The papacy is shown in a dreadful light by 90% of the men who held the title Pope.
It also shows how most of the people in the religious world were beaten,raped,murdered and bribed into excepting God.
This book Darwin's origin of species and Richard Dawkin's God Delusion would make up the athieist cannon it would be interesting to see argued against.

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