by Gaetano Cipolla
This very entertaining and educational 32-page booklet asks one seemingly whimsical question: “What would the world be like today if Italy had never existed?” The answers are informative without being chauvinistic. In this small but important booklet Professor Cipolla provides factual justification for Italian pride. Over 25,000 sold, and it makes a fabulous gift for Italian friends and Italophiles. Professor Gaetano Cipolla teaches Italian language and literature at St. John’s University in New York. He is the leading authority on Sicilian language and culture. He is president and editor of Arba Sicula, the only literary Sicilian-English journal in the world.