books of the week

Books of the Week: 24th March – 29th March

28 Marzo 2014 at 21:34 By

 (Work explained to the  youth) by  Pietro Ichino
There is a new category of workers: the ones that are creative,  the researchers, the ones that are inventing new jobs. Web and bio-technologies  are fields which improve these trends. Unfortunately, this evolution occurs in particular in those countries where there are still more possibilities of work than in Italy,  where young people have to face the problem of unemployment.
THE AUTHOR – Pietro Ichino (Milan 1949), former union trader, responsible for the coordination of services at Camera del Lavoro di Milano, and PCI parliamentarian,  Professor at Milan University, journalist, he has been a senator since 2008 and member of the work commission at Palazzo Madama. Awarded with the prize as Best Parlamentarian in  2009 he has written several works included: Diritto del lavoro per i lavoratori (1975-77), Il collocamento impossibile ( 1982), Il tempo della prestazione nel rapporto di lavoro (1984-85), Subordinazione e autonomia nel diritto del lavoro (1989), Il diritto del lavoro nell’ Italia repubblicana. Teorie e vicende dei giuslavoristi dalla Liberazione al nuovo secolo (2008), Il lavoro e il mercato (1996), A che cosa serve il sindacato? (2005) and I nullafacenti (2006).

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(Some like it Cracco) by  Carlo Cracco

It is a guide all through the best Italian gastronomic tradition, a guide that is also a historical and cultural report of the country. 60 regional recipes are adapted by Carlo Cracco with his creative touch in a book enriched with photos and curiosities.
THE AUTHOR –  Carlo Cracco (Vicenza, 1965) is one of the most famous chef in Italy. He started working under the guide of Gualtiero Marchesi in Milan and  Alain Ducasse and Lucas Carton in France. Nel 2001 he opened “Cracco Peck” in Milan (now only “Cracco”) celebrated as one of the best 50 restaurants in the world by the English magazine “Restaurant”. He has been a judge in master Chef since  2011

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(The Police Party) by  Marco Preve

The Italian police do not grant security,  do not protect people, the politicians do not supervise, the press does not denounce and the judiciary power does not investigate.  Filippo Bertolami, policeman and member of trade unions, reveals that lately our judiciary system has rewarded criminals and punished the people who tried to denounce them.  Powerful people cannot be touched. And the police have no cars, policemen have low salaries while their managers are strictly connected with politicians and satisfy their requests.
THE AUTHOR – Marco Preve (Turin,  1963) is a journalist  and lives in Genoa where he is judiciary reporter and writes for Repubblica. He has followed the investigations concerning the serial killer Donato Bilancia, the Countess Augusta’s scandal and the events connected with G8 in Genoa in 2001. He works for l’Espresso and  MicroMega and is the author of two books:  Il partito del cemento ( 2008) with Ferruccio Sansa; La colata ( 2010) with Ferruccio Sansa, Andrea Garibaldi, Antonio Massari e Giuseppe Salvaggiulo.

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 (Lies and truth) by  Giulio Tremonti
The former Minister of Economy and Finance analyzes the Italian situation high-lightening the faults of our system , a system which does not permit the circulation of money : our consumptions fail while our bills increase. He suggests some solutions  to solve the main problems of Italy, but what our country needs most is a well balanced government supported by people who believe and trust it.
THE AUTHOR – Giulio Tremonti ( 1947 -) is an Italian politician. He served in the government of Italy as Minister of Economy and Finances under Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2004, from 2005 to 2006, and from 2008 to 2011.He is a professor and a senator. Among his books about economy and finance  are  Il fantasma della povertà (1995), Rischi fatali (2005) and  La paura e la speranza (2008).

NEWS (The News) by Alain de Botton
The news is everywhere. We are bombed by news on our computer screens. The author tries to answer questions like  What does this torrent of news we face every day provoke in our minds?  It has a huge impact on our sense and can influence our lives. He  analyzes twenty-five representative news such as airplane crashes, murders, celebrity interviews and scandals with a view to helping us navigate our age.
THE AUTHOR – Alain de Botton (1969) is a Swiss/British writer, philosopher, television presenter and entrepreneur, who lives in London. His books and television shows discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, relating everyday life. At 23, he published Essays In Love (1993), soon a best seller followed by How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture Of Happiness (2006). In August 2008, de Botton founded a new educational establishment in central London called “The School of Life”; in 2009, was a member founder of a new architectural organization called “Living Architecture” and in 2011, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


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