Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Moro Affair
  • Written by Leonardo Sciascia
    Introduction by Peter Robb
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781590170830
  • Our Price: $14.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Moro Affair

The Moro Affair

Written by Leonardo SciasciaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Leonardo Sciascia
Introduction by Peter RobbAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Robb

The Moro Affair Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Moro Affair
  • Email this page - The Moro Affair
  • Print this page - The Moro Affair
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
italy (17) history (6) terrorism (4)
italy (17) history (6) terrorism (4)


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.


"A brilliant examination of the nature of rhetoric and power."
Sunday Times (London)

"A posthumous tribute to a politician whose compromising, deal-making politics Sciascia had always abhorred."
— Adrian Lyttleton

"The Moro Affair is Sciascia’s burning, obsessive effort to make sense of Moro’s fate."
The Nation

  • The Moro Affair by Leonardo Sciascia
  • May 31, 2004
  • History - Italy
  • NYRB Classics
  • $14.95
  • 9781590170830

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: