The Italians is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
Great book; lousy format. I had to put down the ebook version because, although it includes the asterisks which denote footnotes, it does not include the footnotes themselves (as opposed to the numbered endnotes). Each chapter contains a number of footnotes, which for some inexplicable reason were not included in the ebook version. Very distracting, so I bought the hardcover. Also, there are no captions for the many pictures. Skip the ebook, buy the book.
I've lived in Italy for four years, and found this page-turner to be accurate and educational. Nice combination of anecdotes and research.