by Ben Morreale, Robert Carola
The story of Italians in America is one of struggle and hope, prejudice and pride, passion and perseverance. Through the years, the Italian people have assimilated the ways of their adopted country and been transformed by its culture. The character and sensibility of Italians have left an indelible mark on America, from well-loved musicians such as Frank Sinatra to creative businessmen such as Lee Iacocca. Through lively text and 200 color and B&W photographs, Italian Americans honors the Italians who came to America and their descendants who keep the traditions and spirit alive.