War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944 Summary
Iris Origo

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War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944 Summary

The narrative of this book consists of a series of diary entries written at the height of World War II by an American-born woman, Iris Origo or the "Marchesa" married into an aristocratic Italian family. In the midst of events shaped by the social, political, and military contexts of the time, the Marchesa writes of the challenges faced by her family, her community, and her adopted country during the struggle to maintain some semblance of...

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