Maurizio Molinari
Vellum, 2012
272 Pages, 13 photos
ISBN 978-0-9855698-0-8 Paperback

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About the Author

Maurizio Molinari is the United States correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Stampa. He is the author of 13 books including, The Jews in Italy: A Problem of Identity (1870-1938), The Left and Jews in Italy (1967-1993), The National Interest, Wall Street in the Third Millenium, No Global?, Italy Seen by the CIA (1948-2004), and Obama’s Country: How America Has Changed.

About the book

This book offers an overview of generations of Italians in the Big Apple, weaving together numerous stories from different epochs and different backgrounds.

From the Introduction:

“If you want to learn something about Italian creativity, come to New York. Here, you will find the pride of flying the Italian colors at the Fifth Avenue Columbus Day Parade, the American patriotism of those who perished at Ground Zero, the courage of firefighters and marines on the frontline of the war against terrorism, the babel of dialects at the Arthur Avenue market, portrayals of social change in the writings of Gay Talese, stories of successful business ventures on the TV shows of Maria Bartiromo and Charles Gasparino, political passion in the battles of Mario Cuomo and Rudy Giuliani, creative imagination in the works of Gaetano Pesce, Renzo Piano and Matteo Pericoli, and provocation in the attire of  Lady Gaga… The Midtown top managers, whoarrived in the past twenty years, operate in the XXI century, while on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood the panelle are still prepared according to the Sicilian recipes transmitted from one generation to the next.”