Faculty Bookshelf

DAVID KERTZER, The Pope Who Would Be King, Penguin-Random House, 2018

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of the bloody revolution that stripped the pope of political power and signaled the birth of modern Europe. “Kertzer’s brilliant treatment of the crisis in the papacy between 1846 and 1850 reads like a thriller. All the characters, from the poor of Rome to the king of Naples, stand out with a vividness that testifies to his mastery of prose.”—The New York Review of Books

MASSIMO RIVA, "Mini Gran Tour, in 3D," in: Time Machine. Virtual Photographic Trips Around the World 100 Years Ago, Eds. Alberto Zotti Minici, Massimiliano Pinucci, Massimo Riva, Florence: MBVision, 2018.

In his introductory essay to the Catalog of the exhibition he co-curated, held at Palazzo Angeli in Padua, Italy, 21 December 2018 - 3 March 2019, Massimo Riva focuses on stereoscopic journeys to Italy showing how they played a prominent role in the marketing of virtual mass tourism at the turn of the twentieth century.

FILOMENA FANTARELLA, Un Figlio per Nemico, Donzelli Editore: 2018

A compelling biographical work on Gaetano Salvemini (1873 - 1957), one of the most influential Italian intellectuals of his generation. The book reconstructs Salvemini’s private life from the loss of his family in the Messina earthquake of 1908 to 1946, when fascism, the World War, and his stepson’s execution for collaborationism with the Nazis, ruined his second family as well.