The Italians

The Italians Author John Hooper
ISBN-10 014312840X
ISBN-13 9780143128403
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Washington Post bestsellerLos Angeles Times bestsellerA vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover John Hoopers entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians Fifteen years as a foreign correspondent based in Rome have sharpened Hoopers observations and he looks at the facts that lie behind the stereotypes shedding new light on everything from the Italians bewildering politics to their love of life and beauty Hooper persuasively demonstrates the impact of geography history and tradition on many aspects of Italian life including football and Freemasonry sex food and opera Brimming with the kind of fascinatingand often hilariousinsights unavailable in guidebooks The Italians will surprise even the most die hard Italophile From the Hardcover edition

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The Italians

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ISBN-10 9780143128403
Release 2016-01-19
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