books of the week

Books of the week: 12th May – 17th May

18 Maggio 2014 at 07:54 By

The Director) by Luigi Bisignani

The director is an fascinating thriller which make the reader enter the power rooms involving great figures in every state, from the Vatican to Florida. It shows thirty years of scandals and corruption which have brought our country on the edge of the abyss.
THE AUTHOR – Luigi Bisignani has worked for “Panorama”, “l’Espresso” and “Tempo illustrato”. Nowadays he is partner of a consulting company. He has already published Il sigillo della porpora, Nostra signora del Kgb, and L’uomo che sussurra ai potenti (2013, with Paolo Madron)-


IL PALLONE LO PORTO IO (I’ll take the football) by Luciano Moggi
The book reveals secrets about Italian football leagues in the last forty years, secrets about football players, football society, directors , trainers and coaches. And the author is the man that most than any others knows what happens when the game is over.
THE AUTHOR – Luciano Moggi (1937) was sports director of Roma, Lazio, Torino, Napoli and Juventus.

STRESS TEST by Timothy Franz Geithner
In his new memoir, Tim Geithner defends the decisions he made during the financial crisis, takes on accusations that he was too close to Wall Street, and even admits that he sounded like a bank lobbyist while opposing derivatives reform proposals in the late ’90s. His choices were hardly criticized but they have revealed their efficacy in solving the American crisis.
THE AUTHOR – Timothy Franz Geithner (1961) is an American economic policy maker and central banker. After being the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009, he served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. Now Geithner is president of Warburg Pincus, a Wall Street private equity firm.

UN CUORE IN FUGA (An heart on the run) by Oliviero Beha
The book reveals an aspect of Gino Bartali, the famous cyclist, that probably no one knows: in 1943, during the period of the racial laws, pretending to train, he carried false documents from Florence to Assisi and saved many Jewish people (about eight hundred) risking his own life.
THE AUTHOR – Oliviero Beha (Florence, 1949) wrote for «Paese sera» e «Tuttosport»; was a sports reporter for «Repubblica» and now is columnist for the newspaper he has founded, «Il fatto quotidiano». Author and presenter of many radio and TV shows, he has already published several books included Italiopoli, I nuovi mostri, Il culo e lo stivale and Meteko in verses

I FIGLI DELLA REPUBBLICA – Un’invettiva ( The Sons of te Republich – an invective)
by Maurizio Maggiani
This book is a sort of look back in anger: it was better to grow up in the period after the war, rich in hopes and ideals, never oppressed and depressed. Today young people, fruits of wealth and freedom, are living the failure of a dream. A failure caused by the previous generation.
THE AUTHOR – Maurizio Maggiani (1951) has alredy published many best-sellers included Vi ho già tutti sognato una volta (1990), Felice alla guerra (1992), màuri màuri (1996), Il coraggio del pettirosso (1995), La regina disadorna (1998), È stata una vertigine (2002), Il viaggiatore notturno (2005), Mi sono perso a Genova. Una guida (2007), ithe cd with Storia della meraviglia. 12 canzoni e 3 monologhi (with Gian Piero Alloisio; 2008), Meccanica celeste (2010) and Zafferano (2011) for the digital edition ZOOM


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