War in Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944

War in Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944

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by Iris Origo

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For an insider's picture of Italy during World War II, try Eric Newby's Love and War in the Apennines (Lonely Planet. 1999. ISBN 0-86442-765-4. pap. $12.95), a memoir of his experiences as an escaped prisoner of war in Italy; Anglo-American Iris Origo's inspiring and humane War in Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944 (Godine. 1984. ISBN 0-87923-476-8. pap. $14.95), when she and her Italian land-owning husband protected the peasants and villagers living near them in Tuscany; and Naples '44 by Norman Lewis (Carroll & Graf. Feb. 2005. ISBN 0-7867-1438-7. pap. $12), who came to Italy as an intelligence officer and grew to love the challenging, contradictory country. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
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Nonpareil Books Series, #13
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5.42(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.66(d)

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War in Val D'Orcia 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
romethesecondtime More than 1 year ago
This is our FAVORITE book on Italy (except our own - Rome the Second Time and Modern Rome)... It's a stunning "diary" by an extremely literate person of WWII coming through her farm in Tuscany.  We give it to everyone we know who is travelling to Tuscany.  Don't miss it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago