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Closet Italians: A Dazzling Collection of Illustrious Italians with Non-Italian Names by Nick James Mileti A fascinating compilation, with brief biographies, of 175 well-known Italians with non-Italian names. The Scattered Italians by Thomas Gambino Interlaces historical factors with behavioral characteristics leading to conclusions and answers affecting over 25 million Italian- Americans and potentially many other hyphenated citizens of the world. Shelter Cove, the Early Years by Lenore Lafayette The story begins in the eighteenth century with the explorers, native Indians, and Missions, and continues with the saga of a San Francisco Italian family that spent weekends and vacations at the Cove. Ultimate Italian Trivia: A Treasure Trove of Fun and Fascinating Facts by Scott Paul Frush A collection of over 1600 amazing trivia tidbits as educational as they are fascinating.
Antonio and the Electric Scream - The Man Who Invented the Telephone by Sandra Meucci The life story of Antonio Meucci, inventor of the telettrofono (electric phone). A Bit of Myself by Filomena Abys-Smith On a journey of immigration in search of the American Dream, this memoir will take you from the author’s home town of Bagnoli, Naples Italy to the United States.   Always on Sunday: Memories of An Italian Childhood by Marcia A. Russoto A heartwarming glimpse back in time to the simple and uncomplicated life from the fifties and early sixties in the small-in-size yet large- in-love little town of Sharpsburg, Pa.   Brier Hill, USA by Tony Trolio as told to Michael N. Varveris Youngstown, Ohio’s “Little Italy” from 1915 to the mid 60s, and the nostalgic stories of the people who lived there.   Caddy Daze – A Teen’s Odyssey Across the 1970s by Jim Talantis Chido A funny, iconoclastic memoir recalling the summers members of “The Clique” toted golf bags at a country club in Westchester, New York.   Con Amore: A Daughter-In-Law's Story of Growing Up Italian-American in Bushwick by Bea Tusiani From Bushwick, Brooklyn in the 1950s to her mother-in-law's kitchen in the Bronx, two women who loved the same man came to an understanding.   Dances with Luigi: A Grandson's Search for His Italian Roots by Paul Paolicelli TV journalist Paul Paolicelli moves to Italy in an attempt to piece together the mysteries surrounding both his grandfathers.   Deeply Rooted In Faith & Family by Ginda Ayd Simpson Set in Tuscany and Umbria, a story that examines the value of family, the courage of the human spirit and the grace of growing older. Eat Now; Talk Later by James Vescovi A twist on the usual immigrant tale, this book tells the story of two Italians – born when oxen were used for plowing – facing the American world of refrigerators, telephones, and TV wrestling.   The Garlic in the Melting Pot by Lewis M. Elia From the streets of Brooklyn and the horse trails of Saratoga Springs, the life of an Italian-American, who became more aware of his ethnic group values of family and hard work.   Growing Up Italian American by John M. Di Biase Nine stories set in the 1920s and 1940s in Buffalo, NY, bring to life southern Italian immigrants’ many labors, depicting the foods they ate, the wines they made, their joys, and their sorrows. Heretic: Confessions of an Ex-Catholic Rebel by Jerome Tuccille Author Jerome Tuccille abandons the religion of his youth and embarks on a global odyssey, sharing his story of an intensely personal struggle with the Roman Catholic Church I Used To Be Italian by John Lonero A love letter to a simpler time; a heartwarming look at growing up in the '30s in an Italian neighborhood in Cleveland, OH. I Wouldn’t Die: A Memoir by Franco Antonetti The inspiring story of an Italian-born naturalized American who faced death many times, but would not die. Innocent Heart, Laughter and Tears by Antonia Sparano Geiser Memories of family, friends and neighbors, and tales of life in Southern Italy and as an immigrant in America in the mid-1900s. Just Call Me Moose: Growing Up Italian in America by Karl R. Bossi A vivid and often humorous portrait of a boy growing up in Boston during the fifties. The Last Best of All Times by Robert A. Semenza A poignant account of growing up in an Italian American neighborhood from the early forties to the mid-fifties. Marriage, Kidneys, and Other Dark Organs by Venera Di Bella Barles A firstborn, first-generation American’s account of the tempestuous life journey she embarks on with her Italian immigrant parents.   One Way Out by James Azzarelli An Italian-American baby boomer’s story of living through a time when America experienced tumultuous change. Pizza, Pasta, and Poker by Vince Burgio How an Italian American upbringing influenced the ups and downs of a professional poker player's life.   Rambling Round by Anthony Buccino A collection of 65 essays that appeared in the author’s Rambling Round columns in Worrall Community Newspapers, in New Jersey.   Subway Music by Reynold Joseph Paul Junker A journey back to a Brooklyn neighborhood during the 1940s and 50s.   Vino & Biscotti: From Italy to Sonoma County and Back by Joe Pelanconi Through a series of vignettes, a lighthearted look at an Italian American upbringing, giving real life examples of how Italians can be witty, cynical, compassionate, charming and exasperating—sometimes all at the same time.   Walking on Air in a Field of Greens by Emilio DeGrazia A moving collection of pieces that explore the family connections that bind often-distant relatives across generations and continents.   The Wines of October: An Italian American Tale by Dominic Perenzin A reminiscence of growing up in an Italian neighborhood in New England during the 40s, life in the World War II home front, being a saxophone player, and then becoming a lawyer.
A Beautiful Woman in Venice by Kathleen Ann Gonzalez A collection of biographies about remarkable Venetian women who overcame obstacles and used their talents to improve life in their communities. A Brief History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa by Professor Piero Pierotti with English Translation by Gary Feuerstein From the beginning of its construction in 1173 to corrective measures to save the Tower, pictures, graphics, and details expand on the meaning and architectural context of the Tower. Con Amore by Janice Therese Mancuso A modern day romance combining a bit of suspense, interwoven with the history of Italy, the foods of each region, maps of Italy, and 37 recipes, most developed especially for the book. Fallen Heroes Forgotten Victims by Ernesto Carbonelli A tribute to the memory of the people of Patrica, Sgurgola, Morolo and Supino, for the horrendous suffering inflicted upon them following the Italian Armistice. Famous Italians You Probably Never Heard Of by Peter V. Tafuri Written in chronological order, starting with the ancient Greek colonies in Italy and ending in the twentieth century, the author provides accounts of various “superstars in the Italian galaxy” – its people, places, and culture. Forgotten Ellis Island by Lorie Conway In the Early 1900s, at Ellis Island Hospital, America's largest public health hospital at the time, tens of thousands of immigrants were nursed to health and allowed to pursue their dream of becoming American citizens. The Italian Achievement by Arturo Barone An A-Z of over 1000 "firsts" achieved by Italians in almost every aspect of life over the last 1000 years. Italian-American Fusion by John C. Liburdi Filled with interesting facts about the strong and beneficial Italian influence on the character of America. I Remember the Risorgimento: From the Memoirs of Jessie W. Mario by Honor Mamath An Englishwoman becomes a naturalized Italian citizen and writes about her work with Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Risorgimento, a 19th century movement for the liberation and the unification of Italy. Little Italy by Dr. Emelise Aleandri A pictorial history takes a look at the New York neighborhoods that housed and served newly arriving Italian immigrants during the 1800s. Outlines of Greatness by Joseph V. Colello Amazing accounts of contributions made by Italians and Italian Americans throughout American history. Streets of the Near West Side by William S. Bike Tales of the individuals and events for which the thoroughfares of one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Chicago are named. The Fabulous Fior: Over 100 Years in An Italian Kitchen by Francine Brevetti  A history of Fior d’Italia Restaurant (with recipes) and San Francisco’s Little Italy in North Beach, told through family and staff recollections. The Strega and the Dreamer by Theresa C. Dintino The story of a man who is willing to sacrifice everything for a dream, and a passionate woman questioning the confining roles allowed to 19th century women. The Winds of Time by Rich DiSilvio Analyzes key people, cultures, and eras to offer bold new perspectives on the most crucial figures and primary cultures that shaped Western civilization.
A Camp Without Walls by Dr. Maria Lombardo This coffee table book describes the journey of Salvatore Lombardo, an Italian survivor of a Nazi labor camp from World War II. Bad Times Good People by Walter Wolf Holocaust survivor Walter Wolf tells the neglected story of how the Italian people courageously expressed their basic humanity and goodness during World War II. The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany by Paul Salsini As World War II rages around them, the villagers in a farmhouse overcome petty differences, face betrayal by one of them, fearlessly take in an escaped POW, and survive a raid by the SS. Freedom of Heart by Thomas E. Antonaccio In war-torn Italy in the 1940s, a young girl and her family learn about faith, hope, and courage. Memoirs of Lt. Camillo Viglino: Italian Air Force 1915-1916 by Camilla Viglino Hurwitz and Victor Viglino  A firsthand account, accompanied by photographs, of the experiences of a World War I flight trainee during the earliest days of military aviation. Promises to Keep: The Untold Story of a Family in War-Torn Italy by Thomas F. Dwyer, Ed.D. Chronicles World War II in Pico by examining how the brutal reality of war affected the population of the small village in central Italy. Sparrow's Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany by Paul Salsini A riveting story of the relentless search by a member of the Italian Resistance for the collaborator of the massacre at Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
Gridiron Gladiators: Italian-Americans in College, Semipro & Pro Football by Fausto Batella From 1920 to 1949, hundreds of Italian-Americans athletes played college, semipro and pro football; a tribute to two generations of Italian Americans who left their mark as football players. Heart of the Hide by Lou Petrucci Nicky loves baseball and dreams of reaching the big leagues; join him and his team, the Kelsey Avenue Crew, for a series of wild events that teach him about the power of truth. Italian-American Fusion by John C. Liburdi Filled with interesting facts about the strong and beneficial Italian influence on the character of America.
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