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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

BOOKS: David Gilmour’s the ‘Pursuit of Italy

Any visitor to Italy this summer, or autumn or winter for that matter should take with them David Gilmour’s the Pursuit of Italy A History of a Land: Its regions and Their Peoples’ – it fills a lot of gaps and puts the Risorgimento in perspective. 

Gilmour is never dull, his book is brilliantly researched and funny. He chastises Isaiah Berlin [for decades a venerable, unassailable icon if ever there was one] for being inaccurate.

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