Pietro's Book: The Story of a Tuscan Peasant

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Arcade Publishing, 2004 - Travel - 184 pages
A sharecropper's son recounts his youth on a Florence farm under Mussolini's regime, describing how they unceasingly worked through the Second World War, made wine and olive oil, planted and harvested wheat by hand, and made baskets and ladders with chestnut wood.
 

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Most visitors to Tuscany see little more than its incredible beauty and old-world charm. Here, Pinti offers something more-a glimpse into what it was like growing up in the Tuscan countryside of the ... Read full review

Contents

The Pinti Family
15
At Work
39
Fascism and the War
65
After the Armistice
83
A Year in the Life of a Contadino
103
Pastimes and Feast Days
139
After the War
161
Glossary
179
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