A Blue Century

One Hundred Years of Italian History Told through the Soccer Finals

Alfio Caruso

A Blue Century


Year: 2016

Pages: 623

Alfio Caruso describes the inextricable intertwining relationship that has historically connected the political, social and cultural reality of our country to the sport of soccer, a national passion. 

As early as 1925, when Agnelli told Mussolini that a soccer league for the children of Italian expatriates would lead to future political expansion, the sport has mirrored Italian political, social, and cultural developments. Italy’s second World Cup victory in 1938 paved the way for the infamous racial laws; Communist leanings were reinforced by Hungary’s game victory in 1953; Berlusconi’s rise to power ran parallel to the Milanese team’s triumphs. The story of a sport inextricably tied to Italian history that has held the country together during its darkest moments. 

I Who Speak to You From the Dead
Publisher: VandA Edizioni Year: 2021 Pages: 250
This Is How We Rebuilt Italy
Publisher: Neri Pozza Year: 2020 Pages: 416
Mussolini against Hitler
Publisher: Neri Pozza Year: 2019 Pages: 223
Alpine Courage
Publisher: Piemme Year: 2019 Pages: 336
The Battle of Caporetto
Publisher: Longanesi Year: 2017 Pages: 328
Publisher: Longanesi Year: 2016 Pages: 352
Publisher: BEAT Year: 2014 Pages: 671
The Big Game
Publisher: VandA Edizioni Year: 2013 Pages: ebook
Everything’s Fine
Publisher: VandA Edizioni Year: 2013 Pages: ebook
The Remorseful
Publisher: VandA Edizioni Year: 2013 Pages: ebook
Private Affairs
Publisher: VandA Edizioni Year: 2013 Pages: ebook
The Battle of Stalingrad
Publisher: Longanesi Year: 2012 Pages: 155
All Alive Under Attack
Publisher: TEA Year: 2012 Pages: 386
We Die at Stalingrad
Publisher: TEA Year: 2012 Pages: 272
Here Comes the Cavalry
Publisher: TEA Year: 2012 Pages: 347
In Search of a Homeland
Publisher: TEA Year: 2012 Pages: 292
The Borsellino Affair
Publisher: VandA Edizioni Year: 2012 Pages: ebook
The Honor of Italy
Publisher: Longanesi Year: 2011 Pages: 345
The Art of a Useless Life
Publisher: Einaudi Year: 2010 Pages: 378
Willy Melodia
Publisher: BEAT Year: 2008 Pages: 528
The Man Without History
Publisher: TEA Year: 2008 Pages: 368
The Long Intrigue
Publisher: TEA Year: 2007 Pages: 356
A Brief History of Italy
Publisher: Salani Year: 2006 Pages: 415
Why We Cannot Say We Are Not Mafia
Publisher: Longanesi Year: 2005 Pages: 158
Italians You Must Die
Publisher: TEA Year: 2000 Pages: 320

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