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Unto the Sons
Unto the Sons
by Gay Talese
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"An Italian ROOTS." The Washington Post Book World At long last, Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding... (read more)

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Twisted Head: An Italian-American Memoir
Twisted Head: An Italian-American Memoir
by Carl Capotorto
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What's in a name? For Carl Capotorto, everything is in a name. The literal translation from Italian to English of Capotorto is twisted head. This is no accident. Carl grew up in the Bronx in the 1960s and '70s with the Mangialardis (eat fat) and Mrs... (read more)

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La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience
La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience
by Jerre Mangione
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From the early Italian adventurers who played an important role in the European expansion across the Atlantic to the political and business leaders of the 1990s, this book tells a dramatic story. The heart of the story is the mass migration that took... (read more)

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Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Life in Italian America
Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Life in Italian America
by Maria Laurino
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In this thoughtful, penetrating, and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity, journalist and essayist Maria Laurino mixes memoir, social and cultural history, and reporting, as she sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian... (read more)

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The Journey of the Italians in America
The Journey of the Italians in America
by Vincenza Scarpaci
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A photographic history of Italian-American life. The Italian imprint on North America that began centuries ago with the voyages of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and Giovanni da Verrazzano continues in every aspect of American life today. This... (read more)

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The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day
The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day
by Stephen Puleo
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In this lively and engaging history, Stephen Puleo tells the story of the Boston Italians from their earliest years, when a largely illiterate and impoverished people in a strange land recreated the bonds of village and region in the cramped quarters of... (read more)

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Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism
Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism
by Jonathan Rieder
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What accounts for the precarious state of liberalism in the mid 1980s? Why was the Republican Party able to steal away so many ethnic Democrats of modest means in recent presidential elections? Jonathan Rieder explores these questions in his powerful... (read more)

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Italians in the Santa Clara Valley (Images of America)
Italians in the Santa Clara Valley (Images of America)
by Frederick Marrazzo
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Attracted by the mild climate and abundance of fertile land, Italians came to the Santa Clara Valley from all regions of Italy, including Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata, Tuscany, and Piedmont. Beginning in the 1880s, the "Eden of the World" beckoned... (read more)

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Night Bloom: A Memoir
Night Bloom: A Memoir
by Mary Cappello
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Capello (English, University of Rhode Island) combines the bilingual journals of her grandfather, her mother's poetry, Sicilian folklore, and dreamwork with her own reminiscences of growing up in an immigrant family in a working-class suburb of... (read more)

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Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian-American Writers
Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian-American Writers
by Lee Gutkind
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Thoughtful, poignant, and hilarious personal essays collected by the editors of Creative Nonfiction explore the meanings of Italian-American identity. In the twenty-one nonfiction narratives collected in Our Roots Are Deep with Passion, established and... (read more)

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Boston's North End: Images and Recollections of an Italian-American Neighborhood
Boston's North End: Images and Recollections of an Italian-American Neighborhood
by Anthony V Riccio
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Illustrated Z99 100 vintage photos this book is a delightful and fascinating collection of oral histories from people who immigrated from Italy to Bostons North End around the turn of the last... (read more)

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The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from Theyears of the Great Immigration to the Present Day
The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from Theyears of the Great Immigration to the Present Day
by Stephan Puleo
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In this lively and engaging history, Stephen Puleo tells the story of the Boston Italians from their earliest years, when a largely illiterate and impoverished people in a strange land recreated the bonds of village and region in the cramped quarters of... (read more)

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Va' Pensiero: Fly, My Thoughts, on Wings of Gold
Va' Pensiero: Fly, My Thoughts, on Wings of Gold
by Armand Santilli
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The title Va[ Pensiero, is taken from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Nabucco. It is said to be the most exquisite of the composer's choral works. In the story of enslaved Hebrews yearning for their homeland, the Italians identified with them. They too were... (read more)

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The Portable Italian Mamma Portable Italian Mamma: Guilt, Pasta, and When Are You Giving Me Grandchildren? Guilt, Pasta, and When Are You Giving Me Gr
The Portable Italian Mamma Portable Italian Mamma: Guilt, Pasta, and When Are You Giving Me Grandchildren? Guilt, Pasta, and When Are You Giving Me Gr
by Laura Mosiello
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You?re so skinny?what have you been eating? Have you spoken to your brothers today? Would it kill you to go to Mass with your mother? Everyone who has every walked into an Italian mother's kitchen has been met with a kiss on the cheek and spoonful of her... (read more)

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The Italian American Family Album (American Family Albums)
The Italian American Family Album (American Family Albums)
by Dorothy Hoobler
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An Italian immigrant says, "I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave... (read more)

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Life Al Dente: Laughter and Love in an Italian-American Family
Life Al Dente: Laughter and Love in an Italian-American Family
by Gina Cascone
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With the irreverence, gutsy spirit, and warmhearted hilarity that made Pagan Babies a classic, here is the Italian-American experience served up by... (read more)

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The Book of Italian Wisdom
The Book of Italian Wisdom
by Antonio Santi
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The witty and perceptive companion to Italian Pride--a beautiful gift book that celebrates the most notable figures and words to the wise from one of the world's richest cultures. Through their breathtaking art, exquisite cuisine, and unparalleled works... (read more)

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The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writing by Italian American Women (Writing American Women)
The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writing by Italian American Women (Writing American Women)
by Helen Barolini
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Drawing on rare sources and archival material Helen Barolini has collected for the first time in one volume fifty-six works by Italian American women writers.... (read more)

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Beyond the Godfather
Beyond the Godfather
by A Ciongoli
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A long overdue collection of memoirs and scholarlyreflections on growing up Italian and American.... (read more)

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Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America
Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America
by Maria Laurino
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Maria Laurino sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian Americans to deliver a penetrating and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity. With "intelligence and honesty" (Arizona Republic), she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and... (read more)

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