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books of the week

Books of the Week: 19th May – 24th May

24 maggio 2014 at 21:25 By

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BUONI E CATTIVI (Good and Evil) by Vittorio Feltri e Stefano Lorenzetto
It is the description of half a century of policy, culture, economy, show businesss and sports.  Vittorio Feltri and Stefano Lorenzetti write about good and evil protagonists giving them marks like  good masters of journalism as they are.
THE AUTHORS
Vittorio Feltri (1943) is columnist of the newspaper Il Giornale, after having worked for most the important newspaper and magazine in Italy. In  2000 he founded – and directed –Libero.
Stefano Lorenzetto (1956)  works  for Il Giornale Panorama. He is a brilliant author and has also signed Internet Café  for  Rai.

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SCRIVILO IN CIELO  (Write it in the Sky) by  Fabio Caressa
After the victory in a football tournament, Nadia’s father moves to Alessandria for work and buys the local football club leading it to success. But on the day of the team promotion an accident happens and Nadia has to take her father’s role as a president of the football team. Keeping alive the Alessandria football team is to keep alive her father, now serious ill. It is difficult , but miracles sometimes happens.
THE AUTHOR – Fabio Caressa, journlist and sports newscaster, has already published Andiamo a Berlino (2006), Gli angeli non vanno mai in fuorigioco (2012) and, together with his brother,  Quella sporca ultima carta (2009).

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LA REPUBBLICA DEI MANDARINI
(The Tangerine Republic) a journey into bureaucracy, taxes and useless laws by Paolo Bracalini

The book is a collections of interviews and documents that show the cost of Italian bureaucracy  and the countless number of laws and rules highlighting the contradiction of a parasite state.
THE AUTHOR – Paolo Bracalini  (1974), journalist, has worked for RAI then for Mediaset, Sky. Now he is working for Il Giornale as political reporter. Among his latest books Partiti Spa (2012).

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PER FAVORE NON DITE NIENTE
 (Please, don’t speak ) by Marco Ciriello

The book is loosely inspired to Cesare Prandelli’s life and career : trainer of the National team at present, in 2004 he left the tecnical direction of Roma Football Team to take care of his wife dying for cancer.
THE AUTHOR – Marco Ciriello (1975), journalist and writer has already published pubblicato In corsa (2004), Qualcuno era venuto a turbare il nostro cuore (2006), Tutti i nomi dell’estate (2009), Grande Atlantico. Cargo ship stories (with  Maria Vittoria Trovato, 2010), Pace alle acque (2010), SanGennaroBomb (2011) and  Il vangelo a benzina (2012). He has two blogs, “Herzog” and  “Mexicanjournalist”.
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IL SIGNORE DEL MONDO (The Master of the World) by Luca Di Fulvio
New York, early 1900s: the city is a place where all immigrants take refuge from a Europe troubled by rebellions and hunger. In the notorious streets of Brooklyn two Russian –Jewish families grow up their children, two children that will represent two opposite side of the same world: the trade unionist on the workers’ side and the violent beater on the mafia’s side.
THE AUTHOR –  Luca Di Fulvio (1957) after working for the theatre, he starts his writing carrer with  the novel  Zelter  followed by L’impagliatore  – adapted for the cinema by Eros Puglielli with the title “Occhi di cristallo”; Dover Beach;  I misteri dell’Altro Mare under the pen name Duke J. Blanco; La scala di Dioniso; La gang dei sogni and  La ragazza che toccava il cielo.

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