Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and who, between his Tour victories, secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. "This thoroughly documented biography is both inspiring and immensely enjoyable." - Publishers Weekly &nbs...

Louise Fili — the American graphic designer behind the iconic branding of products like Tate's cookies and Late July crackers — remembers exactly when she first became interested in Italian typography: She was 16 and on her first trip to Italy when she spotted a billboard for Baci Perugina chocolates.   In the years that followed, Italian de...

di Maurita Cardone   Da mercoledì a sabato si torna a parlare di libri con Book Expo America (BEA), la fiera dei libri più grande del Nord America, che ogni anno a fine maggio porta a New York l'editoria di tutto il mondo per presentare le novità e scambiare diritti d'autore.   Meno affollata degli anni precedenti e con un'area esposi...

by Tim Adams   One of the pleasures of lunch with Stanley Tucci is that it gives me the excuse, beforehand, to rewatch his film Big Night, easily the best movie ever made about running a restaurant.   It's 20 years since Tucci co-wrote (with his cousin), co-directed and starred in his homage to the Italian immigrant experience in New...

by Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino "Io la storia di Antonio Bevilacqua vorrei raccontarla così, senza partire dall'inizio, tuttavia non so se sia il caso di cominciare proprio dalla morte. Il fatto è che vorrei iniziare da un finale. La vita di un uomo è costellata di finali e quello della morte è solo uno dei tanti".   Citazione parte dell'inci...

Italy has been the eternal birthplace of empires intent on conquest. Ancient Rome was a great world empire and had a profound influence on all those who flowed in her wake — just think in terms of architecture, government, and language. But what many people don't know is just how many countries Italy has actually invaded?   Since the Romans,...

By Elizabeth Roman A bit of Springfield history is now a part of the official collection of books at the State Library of Massachusetts in the Statehouse. "On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest book released as part of The Republican's Heritage Series, was donated to the library by state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.,...

Paolo Giordano, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, storms the front line of literary fiction with his highly-awaited second novel, The Human Body.   With a beautiful, gut-punching translation by Anne Milano Appel, this inspired story of modern war follows a motley cast of Italian soldi...

Knowing the existence of a few books about the literary production of the Italians in America - from 1776 to World War II - written by a Neapolitan professor named Francesco Durante, we asked him to be interviewed, not knowing that thanks to him we would discover a world. An exceptional world, information very interesting and known by only a few, w...

By Maurita Cardone Anthony Tamburri, direttore del John D. Calandra Italian American Institute della City University of New York, ha appena pubblicato un libro in cui sviscera un pezzo di letteratura le cui specificità sono state a lungo ignorate se non negate.   Re-reading Italian Americana. Specificities and Generalities on Literature and...