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The Moro Affair and The Mystery of Majorana

Sciascia, Leonardo

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ISBN 10: 0856357006 / ISBN 13: 9780856357008
Published by Carcanet, Manchester UK, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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175pp. Translated from the Italian by Sacha Rabinovitz. Black cloth with gilt-stamped lettering on spine, black endpapers; text slightly age-toned . Dustwrappe, not price-clipped (UK 9.95; US $16.95), with white and black lettering, a black and white photograph of Moro on front cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002919

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Title: The Moro Affair and The Mystery of Majorana

Publisher: Carcanet, Manchester UK

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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On March 16, 1978 Aldo Moro, a former Prime Minister of Italy, was ambushed in Rome. Within three minutes the gang killed his escort and bundled Moro into one of three getaway cars. An hour later the terrorist group the Red Brigades announced that Moro was in their hands; on March 18 they said he would be tried in a "people's court of justice." Seven weeks later Moro's body was discovered in the trunk of a car parked in the crowded center of Rome.

The Moro Affair presents a chilling picture of how a secretive government and a ruthless terrorist faction help to keep each other in business.

Also included in this book is "The Mystery of Majorana," Sciascia's fascinating investigation of the disappearance of a major Italian physicist during Mussolini's regime.

About the Author:

Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) was born in Racamulto, Sicily. Starting in the 1950s, he established himself in Italy as a novelist and essayist, and also as a controversial commentator on political affairs. Among his many other books are Salt on the Wound, a biography of a Sicilian town, The Council of Egypt, an historical novel, and Todo Modo, a book in a genre that Sciascia could be said to have invented: the metaphysical mystery.

Peter Robb is the author of Midnight in Sicily, which centers around the trial of notorious Sicilian mafiosi, as well as M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio.

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