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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ISBN-13: 9781681372679
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 131,922
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Iris Origo (1902-1988) was a British-born biographer and writer. She lived in Italy and devoted much of her life to the improvement of the Tuscan estate at La Foce, which she purchased with her husband in the 1920s. During the Second World War, she sheltered refugee children and assisted many escaped Allied prisoners of war and partisans in defiance of Italy's fascist regime and Nazi occupation forces. She is the author of Images and ShadowsA Chill in the Air (NYRB Classics; Fall 2018), Leopardi: A Study in Solitude, and The Merchant of Prato, among others.

Virginia Nicholson is a social historian and writer known for her works on women's history. She is the the author of five books, including Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and most recently, Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s. 

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War In Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing This couple deserve canonization A noble story of self sacrifice and history first hand. Thank you for preserving and publishing it for us and posterity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating, gripping read for history buffs. The last portion of the book is especially tense. Thrilling!