Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani

I want to say a few words about my third book, The Boston Italians, which was published by Beacon Press in April 2007 (By the way, the book is subtitled: A Story of Pride, Perseverance and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day.  I love the subtitle and wish I had thought of it, but that credit goes to Amy Caldwell, my editor at Beacon.)

I am honored to have written the first full-length, 130-year history of the Italians in Boston. As the subtitle indicates, the book spans from about 1875, when Italians first arrived in Boston in any significant numbers, to today, when prominent Italian-Americans abound in the city and Italian-Americans can be proud of years of contributions to Boston, the surrounding Metropolitan area, and Massachusetts as a whole.