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Download Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You're Italian epub

by Frederic Moramarco,Stephen Moramarco

An exploration of all things Italian is divided into four main sections--Food, People, Places, and Culture and History--each of which examines the major contributions of Italian-Americans to American society.
Download Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You're Italian epub
ISBN: 0806524758
ISBN13: 978-0806524757
Category: Reference
Author: Frederic Moramarco,Stephen Moramarco
Language: English
Publisher: Citadel (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1464 kb
FB2 size: 1599 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 346
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Just what it says--101 reasons for italian pride. Topics range from food to cars to cinema. But it's what I didn't know that makes this book precious to me. For example, balsamic vinegar was a secret the Italians kept until the 1970's. Even though cheap imitations are available from many countries, the real stuff is produced in only 2 northern Italian regions--Modena and Reggio. Also, Commedia dell'Arte has influenced much comedy from Shakespeare to the Three Stooges to Saturday Night Live. Great job!
Got this for a present myself and ordered another copy for my son. Interesting.
I think I have ordered this book 3 times - once for myself and the other two for gifts.

At first I thought it was going to be a bit of a "fluff" piece - but it was exactly the oppisite!

It is a good read for Italians and non-Italians alike. Gave you a bit of history, people, food, etc, etc. and even a surprise or two.

in one word "Bellissimo!"


(ps - great illustrations)
First of all, it is a pretty cover, so it makes a great coffee table type book. I haven't had much time to sit and read all of it.However, just in the few pages at the begin, the learning process starts. I am anxious to have a nice quiet night, so I can continue to learn more about my own Italian heritage.
Being married into an Italian family I can concur with what the authors say and can identify with the situations. If your not Italian, you need this book to understand its culture.
I am very pleased with this product
Loved the book. Gave copies to various Italian relatives. They all enjoy the book. Thank you
I first received this book as a gift from an American friend (I am Italian) and loved it. Its facts are accurate, it is well written and I enjoyed remembering the famous places, people and food mentioned here. I've now bought another copy for my daughter as a Christmas gift and I am sure she will love it, too.