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Main Title:
War in Val d'Orcia : an Italian war diary, 1943-1944 / Iris Origo ; introduction by Virginia Nicholson.
Author:
Origo, Iris, 1902-1988, author
Nicholson, Virginia, writer of introductory text
Imprint:
New York : New York Review Books, [2018]
©2017.
Collation:
314 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Notes:
First published in 1947.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:
In the Second World War, Italy was torn apart by German armies, civil war, and the Allied invasion. In a corner of Tuscany, one woman--born in England, married to an Italian--kept a record of daily life in a country at war. Iris Origo's powerful diary, War in Val d'Orcia, is the spare and vivid account of what happened when a peaceful farming valley became a battleground. At great personal risk, the Origos gave food and shelter to partisans, deserters, and refugees. They took in evacuees, and as the front drew closer they faced the knowledge that the lives of thirty-two small children depended on them. Origo writes with sensitivity and generosity, and a story emerges of human acts of heroism and compassion, and the devastation that war can bring.
ISBN:
9781681372662
1681372665
Dewey Class:
940.5345
B/ORI
Language:
English
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BRN:
482797

Holdings:

LocationCollectionCall NumberStatus/Desc
Spearwood Library
Adult Non Fiction
B/ORI
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