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books of the week

Books of the week: 29th September – 4th October

4 ottobre 2014 at 10:31 By

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IL DOTTOR MORTE (Dr. Death) by  Nicholas Kulish, Souad Mekhennet
Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark for his operations and his experiments on healthy people.  In the chaos of the postwar period, Heim was able to escape. Both  police investigator Alfred Aedtner and the legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal searched for him, but uselessly. This book reveals for the first time how Aribert Heim evaded capture: he lived in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo and  prayed in Arabic, beloved by an adopted Muslim family.
THE AUTHORS  Nicholas Kulish (1975 -) is an author and journalist for The New York Times. Since June 2013 he has served as the paper’s East Africa correspondent. He has already published the satirical novel Last One In on the invasion of Iraq (2007).  While working in Berlin, he discovered  the hiding place of most-wanted Nazi fugitive Aribert Heim in Cairo together with Souad Mekhennet (1978), a German journalist of Turkish–Moroccan descent who works for The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and German television ZDF.

 

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BOLERO
by Carmelo Abbate
Er Bolero is the protagonist of this book who follows the life of Umberto, a young boy who was born in the Roman organized crime,  is present when Pier Paolo Pasolini is murdered… and then becomes the personal photographer of Bettino Craxi, witnessing  the many events of the recent past till Craxi’s decay.
THE AUTHOR – Carmelo Abbate has followed many investigations particularly in the social field. He has dealt with subjects like the sanitary system, death in the workplace, immigration, illegal labour  and has enquired in the secret life – and vices – of priests. Among his bestsellers: Le notti brave dei preti gay, Babilonia and Sex and the Vatican

 

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DE MAGISTRIS. IL PUBBLICO MINISTERO
(De Magistris- State’s  Attorney)

by Gian Marco Chiocci, Simone Di Meo
Life and works of Luigi de Magistris, the state’s attorney who has become a politician. Documents and reports about a man elected as European parliamentarian and Naples’s Mayor who can boast an incredible career of financial, managerial  and political failures – a man more interested in media than in justice.
THE AUTHORS Gian Marco Chiocci is the director of the newpaper «Il Tempo» and has realized many national and international scoops about justice such as the enquiry about the house in Montecarlo who involved Gianfranco Fini.
Simone Di Meo lives and works in Naples and writes for «Il Sole24Ore». His books deal with the  organized crime in Naples: L’impero della camorra, Faida di camorra, Napoli in cronaca nera, Pallone criminale, Attacco allo Stato, Vita da Cattivi and  Calcio sporco. Together with Gian Marco Chiocci he has published Diaz – dalla gloria alla gogna del G8 di Genova.

 

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SONO ANCORA UN BAMBINO (ma nessuno può sgridarmi)
(I am still a child – but no one can scold me) by Giancarlo Giannini,  edited by Gabriella Greison.
Giancarlo Giannini, the world famous actor, has revealed an incredible creativity. He has worked with the main figures of the cinema, actors and directors, in Italy and America. And Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Mel Gibson, Ian McKellen, Ryan O’Neal or Michael Douglas …would they be so famous in Italy without Giannini’s voice?  But Giannini is also a solitary man who loves cooking and who has developed his own life philosophy  readings and spending  lonely moments  on the beaches of his beloved Liguria.
THE AUTHORS – Giancarlo Giannini was born in La Spezia in  1942, but grew up in Naples. He has played under the most remarkable film directors like  Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli, Rainer Fassbinder, Francis Ford Coppola and  Ridley Scott. Among his world known successes as an actor are Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore, Film d’amore e d’anarchia, Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto,  Pasqualino Settebellezze, Il profumo del mosto selvatico, Hannibal, Man of Fire, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. He has personally directed Ternosecco and  Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi.
Gabriella Greison is a physicist , writer, journalist, author, surfer … and a Sampdoria’s fan

 

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LA PSICOECONOMIA DI CHARLIE BROWN  
(Charlie Brown’s Pasychoeconomy – strategies for a happier society) by  Matteo Motterlini

Matteo Motterlini analyses the many reasons of  the Italian crisis in our behaviour. We all think to be rational, on the contrary we are similar to the Peanuts’ characters  – unselfconfident like Charlie Brown, egocentric like Lucy, lazy like Snoopy. We have to be guided and not preached, creating a world more ecologically friendly, with a policy based on realistic data and not on hurriedness and, consequently, we will change our behaviour.
THE AUTHOR Matteo Motterlini teaches Logic and Philosophy at San Raffaele Università in Milan. he has written several essays and contributes to”Sole-24 Ore” and  “CorrierEconomia”. He has published Economia emotiva (2006).

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