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The Resource A chill in the air : an Italian war diary, 1939-1940, Iris Origo ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett ; afterword by Katia Lysy

A chill in the air : an Italian war diary, 1939-1940, Iris Origo ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett ; afterword by Katia Lysy

Label
A chill in the air : an Italian war diary, 1939-1940
Title
A chill in the air
Title remainder
an Italian war diary, 1939-1940
Statement of responsibility
Iris Origo ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett ; afterword by Katia Lysy
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Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A harrowing account of life in Italy in the year leading up to World War II, available in the US for the first time. War in Italy in 1939 was by no means necessary or even beneficial to the country. But in June 1940, Mussolini finally declared war on Britain and France. The awful inevitability with which Italy stumbled its way into a war for which they were ill prepared and largely unenthusiastic is documented here with grace and clarity by one of the twentieth century's great diarists. This diary, which has never been published and was recently found in Iris Origo's archives, is the sad and arresting account of the grim absurdities that Italy and the world underwent as war became more and more unavoidable. Origo, British-born and living in Italy, was ideally placed to record the events. Extremely engaged with the world around her, connected to people from all areas of society (from the peasants on her estate to the US ambassador to Italy), she writes of the turmoil, the danger, and the bleakness of Italy in 1939 and 1940, as war went from a possibility to a dreadful reality. A Chill in the Air covers the beginning of a war whose catastrophic effects are documented in Origo's bestselling War in Val D'Orcia"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1902-1988
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Origo, Iris
Dewey number
940.54/1345092
Index
no index present
LC call number
D755.2
LC item number
.O75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Hughes-Hallett, Lucy
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Origo, Iris
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
A chill in the air : an Italian war diary, 1939-1940, Iris Origo ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett ; afterword by Katia Lysy
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781681372648
Lccn
2018010225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1041244384
Label
A chill in the air : an Italian war diary, 1939-1940, Iris Origo ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett ; afterword by Katia Lysy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781681372648
Lccn
2018010225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1041244384

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