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


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

by David Gilmour (Author)



ISBN: 9780141043418


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Explaining the extraordinary course of Italian history, this book traces the history of the Italian peninsula and gives a clear-eyed view of the Risorgimento, the pivotal event in modern Italian history, debunking the influential myths which have grown up around it.

This wise and enormously engaging book explains the course of Italian history in a manner and with a coherence which no one with an interest in the country could fail to enjoy. David Gilmour is one of Britain's most admired and accomplished historical writers and biographers. His previous books include The Last Leopard : A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa (winner of the Marsh Biography Award) Curzon (Duff Cooper Prize) and Long Recessional:The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling (Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography).


ISBN 141043415
ISBN13 9780141043418
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 05/04/2012
Pages 480
Weight (grammes) 355
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 129