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Shugaar, Antony

Works: 124 works in 250 publications in 1 language and 11,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Satire  Military history  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction  Love stories  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Creator
Classifications: JC143.M4, 853.92
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Most widely held works by Antony Shugaar
The liberty of servants Berlusconi's Italy by Maurizio Viroli ( )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants. Drawing upon the classical republican conception of liberty, Viroli shows that a people can be unfree even though they are not oppressed"--Provided by publisher
Latitude zero : tales of the Equator by Gianni Guadalupi ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A richly-textured account details the mystical pull of the equator, a human idea that has intrigued and challenged explorers for three thousand years, and traces three centuries of adventure on the high seas and the luxuriant tropical lands crossed by the equator
A pimp's notes by Giorgio Faletti ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bravo leads the high life in Milan. When a woman enters his life, what begins as a clandestine romance quickly becomes a nightmare that will transform Bravo into a wanted man
Margherita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A master of political satire infused with a dose of the fantastical."--World Literature TodayB Stefano Benni's enormously popular and distinctive mix of the absurd and the satirical has made him one of Italy's most important and best-loved novelists. This is his twelfth best-selling book of fiction. Fifteen-year-old Margherita lives with her eccentric family on the outskirts of town, a semi-urban wilderness peopled by gypsies, illegal immigrants, and no end of bizarre characters: a reassuring and fertile playground for an imaginative little girl like Margherita. But one day, a gigantic, black cube shows up next door. Her new neighbors have arrived, and they're destined to ruin everything
Western medical thought from antiquity to the Middle Ages ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italy and its invaders by Girolamo Arnaldi ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the earliest times, successive waves of foreign invaders have left their mark on Italy. Beginning with Germanic invasions that undermined the Roman Empire and culminating with the establishment of the modern nation, Girolamo Arnaldi explores the dynamic exchange between outsider and 'native'
Temporary perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guerrieri is hired by an old colleague to work on a missing-persons case. Manuela Ferraro, a young woman in her twenties, went missing six months prior while vacationing at a beach resort. As he digs for clues, Guerrieri finds a sinister cover-up and the truth of Manuela's disappearance
Swimming to Elba by Silvia Avallone ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enthralling their failing industrial town on the coast of Italy during a summer when they discover their budding sexuality, adolescents Anna and Francesca are separated by a test of their friendship and eventually discover that they must reconnect to escape small-town destinies
Bandit love by Massimo Carlotto ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marco Buratti's plans to leave his criminal past in the past are disrupted when a shadowy criminal cartel kidnaps his best friend's girlfriend in order to force him to investigate the disappearance of a stockpile of narcotics from a research facility
The crocodile by Maurizio De Giovanni ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is Naples as you've never seen it before. A chaotic, shadowy city full of ominous echoes and dark alleyways where each inhabitant seems too absorbed by his or her own problems to give a damn about anybody else. And that is exactly what makes it possible for a cold, methodical killer to commit his atrocious crimes largely undisturbed, to merge with the crowd as if he were invisible. The newspapers call him "The Crocodile" because, like a crocodile, when he devours his own children, he cries. And like a crocodile he is a perfect killing machine: he waits and watches until his prey is within range, and then he strikes. Three young people with very diverse backgrounds have been found murdered in three different neighborhoods, each shot with a single bullet, execution style. While his colleagues see little or no connection, Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono, smells a rat. He is driven by his instincts and his own troubled recent history. He has just been transferred to Naples from Sicily where a Mafioso-turned-informant accused him of leaking sensitive information to the mob. Once an esteemed member of the mobile unit of the Agrigento police force, Lojacono has lost everything, first and foremost the love of his wife and daughter. But now he's been given a second chance and a shot at clearing his name. A young magistrate, the beautiful Laura Piras, wants him in Naples. She's heard of his preternatural skills and his incredible powers of observation and she thinks a man like him is needed in Naples. So it is that Inspector Lojacono is charged with finding the link between the three dead bodies. At the root of these murders, he will discover, is a pain that still burns, a sense of guilt than cannot be purged, and one all-consuming love
The nun by Simonetta Agnello Hornby ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August 15, 1839, Messina, Italy. In the home of Marshall don Peppino Padellani di Opiri, preparations for the feast of the Ascension are underway, but for Agata, the Marshall's daughter, there are more important matters at hand. She and the wealthy Giacomo Lepre have fallen in love. Her mother, however, is determined that the two young people will not marry. When, one month later, Marshall don Peppino dies, Agata's mother decides to ferry her daughter away from Messina, to Naples, where she hopes to garner a stipend from the king and keep her daughter far from trouble's reach. They travel to Naples on a boat captained by the young Englishman, James Garson. Following a tempestuous passage to Naples, during which Agata confesses her troubles to James, Agata and her mother find themselves rebuffed by the king and Agata is forced to join a convent. The Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio Stilita is rife with rancor and jealousy, illicit passions and ancient feuds. Agata remains aloof, devoting herself to the cultivation of medicinal herbs, calmed by the steady rhythms of monastic life. Through letters she stays in contact with Garson, reading all the books he sends her, and follows the news of the various factions struggling to bring unity to Italy. Though she didn't choose to enter the convent and is divided between her yearnings for purity and religiosity and her desire to be part of the world, something about the cloistered life reverberates within her. Agata is increasingly torn when she realizes that her feelings for Garson, though he is only a distant presence in her life, have eclipsed those for Lepre.--From inside front cover
Machiavelli's God by Maurizio Viroli ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To many readers of The Prince, Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli's God, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought it was crucial to republican social and political renewal--but that first it needed to be renewed itself. And without understanding this, Viroli contends, it is impossible to comprehend Machiavelli's thought. Viroli places Machiavelli in the context of
Between two seas by Carmine Abate ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the years following the Second World War, photographer Hans Heumann travels to southern Italy in search of the light that has long attracted artists. There Heumann meets Giorgio Bellusci who will accompany him on a journey through southern Italy as he captures the essence of this fabled land in a series of photographs that eventually make him world famous. As Heumann's stature grows, Bellusci's dream to rebuild the south's most famous inn deepens and darkens. The dream slowly becomes a dangerous obsession that will leave Giorgio with blood on his hands and put the two men's friendship to the test
I lie for a living : greatest spies of all times by Antony Shugaar ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following up on the popularity of the International Spy Museum, this volume is an illustrated biographical who's who of spydom from biblical days to recent times. Organized into ten thematic chapters, this light-hearted but clear-eyed look at moles, double agents, and intricate triple-crosses unmasks a wide-ranging roster from covert patriots to mercenary traitors
The invention of law in the West by Aldo Schiavone ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Law is a specific form of social regulation distinct from religion, ethics, and even politics, and endowed with a strong and autonomous rationality. Its invention, a crucial aspect of Western history, took place in ancient Rome. Aldo Schiavone, a world-renowned classicist, reconstructs this development with clear-eyed passion, following its course over the centuries, setting out from the earliest origins and moving up to the threshold of Late Antiquity. The invention of Western law occurred against the backdrop of the Roman Empire's gradual consolidation--an age of unprecedented accumulation of power which transformed an archaic predisposition to ritual into an unrivaled technology for the control of human dealings. Schiavone offers us a closely reasoned interpretation that returns us to the primal origins of Western legal machinery and the discourse that was constructed around it--formalism, the pretense of neutrality, the relationship with political power. This is a landmark work of scholarship whose influence will be felt by classicists, historians, and legal scholars for decades."
Poisonville by Massimo Carlotto ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corruption has overtaken northeastern Italy and Francesco, a young lawyer and heir to one of the richest families in the area, must decide if he is going to be part of the system or stand against it. No matter what his decision is, there will be a price to pay
The judge and the historian : marginal notes on a late-twentieth-century miscarriage of justice by Carlo Ginzburg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I hadn't understood by Diego De Silva ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Malinconico is a Neapolitan lawyer without a single case. He goes through the motions every day, leaving for the office punctually, shuffling papers when he gets to the studio he shares with a group of un-gainfully employed professionals like him. His personal life is a shambles: his wife has left him, his two teenage children are rife with adolescent angst and busy screwing their lives up royally. And his professional life, as noted, is nonexistent. But one day a miracle occurs. Indeed, two! The first is that he is assigned a case. And not any old case! He has been named the defense attorney for a member of the Neapolitan underground, Mimmo the Burzone. The second miracle bears the name Alessandra Persiana--the most beautiful woman to ever grace the Neapolitan courthouses--who, it appears, has fallen in love with Malinconico. However, the real miracle for readers in this rollicking novel is the hilarious and eccentric voice of Vincenzio Malinconico. The novel orbits around the bizarre and irresistible mind of Malinconico, a mind that pauses to contemplate every aspect of the life he sees before him, the life he has lived, his memories and his future; a voice that seduces, entertains, and moves the reader from the first page to the last"--From publisher's description
The Jewish husband by Lia Levi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in late 1930's Fascist Italy, tell the story of a young Jewish professor who falls in love with a beautiful Catholic girl whose prominent parents support Benito Mussolini's race laws.l
The homecoming party by Carmine Abate ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We long for homecomings, yet all too often reality betrays our hopes. So it is for Marco, whose life in southern Italy is measured in long waits for his father Tullios returns, and punctuated by the times they spend hunting together. As happy as those interludes are, Marco always dreads the morning Tullio will vanish again into his m̌igr ̌workers life building roads in France and Germany. Part of a group of kids who wander the beautiful countryside, Marco is nine when he stumbles upon a secret about his sister, Elisa, a college student. It binds them together in complicit silence, causing a buzzing in his head when he thinks about it. The boy becomes finally clear and light when Tullio surprises his son, whos been ill, by returning early for a holiday vacation and bringing to a head the familys collusion about Elisa as the two sit among m̌igr ̌workers by the Christmas bonfire burning memories . . . . in a collective reckoning up. Alternating voices tell this mesmerizing coming-of-age tale about hard economic choices by an award-winning Italian writer
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Shugaar, Anthony.
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