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The Resource A house in the mountains : the women who liberated Italy from Fascism, Caroline Moorehead

A house in the mountains : the women who liberated Italy from Fascism, Caroline Moorehead

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A house in the mountains : the women who liberated Italy from Fascism
Title
A house in the mountains
Title remainder
the women who liberated Italy from Fascism
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Moorehead
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter returns with the final volume in her Resistance Quartetâ??the powerful and inspiring true story of the women of the partisan resistance who fought against Italyâ??s fascist regime during World War II. In the late summer of 1943, when Italy broke with the Germans and joined the Allies after suffering catastrophic military losses, an Italian Resistance was born. Four young Piedmontese womenâ??Ada, Frida, Silvia and Biancaâ??living secretly in the mountains surrounding Turin, risked their lives to overthrow Italyâ??s authoritarian government. They were among the thousands of Italians who joined the Partisan effort to help the Allies liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators. What made this partisan war all the more extraordinary was the number of womenâ??like this brave quartetâ??who swelled its ranks. The bloody civil war that ensued pitted neighbor against neighbor, and revealed the best and worst in Italian society. The courage shown by the partisans was exemplary, and eventually bound them together into a coherent fighting force. But the death rattle of Mussoliniâ??s two decades of Fascist ruleâ??with its corruption, greed, and anti-Semitismâ??was unrelentingly violent and brutal. Drawing on a rich cache of previously untranslated sources, prize-winning historian Caroline Moorehead illuminates the experiences of Ada, Frida, Silvia, and Bianca to tell the little-known story of the women of the Italian partisan movement fighting for freedom against fascism in all its forms, while Europe collapsed in smoldering ruins around them. A House in the Mountains features black-and-white photographs throughout
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • December 01, 2019
  • November 01, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moorehead, Caroline
Dewey number
940.53/45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.I8
LC item number
M66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italy
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A house in the mountains : the women who liberated Italy from Fascism, Caroline Moorehead
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD20017070
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780062686350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1129575377
Label
A house in the mountains : the women who liberated Italy from Fascism, Caroline Moorehead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD20017070
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780062686350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1129575377

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