Italians in Los Angeles

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Over 568,000 Italian Americans live in the Greater Los Angeles area—95,000 within the city itself making the Italian American population in Los Angeles the fourth largest in the United States.Unlike many other American cities with a nuclear "Little Italy," the Italian American community of Los Angeles has extended in all directions, gracing the entire region with its rich gifts and talents in art, architecture, banking, engineering, literature, cuisine, winemaking, andfilm. Italian men and women of knowledge, courage, and insight have embraced these industries to make life better for future generations. This book provides a glimpse into the Italian heritage that lies at the heart and soul of Los Angeles. To honor each individual contribution would require many volumes; the people and businesses profiled in thisbook are representations of the vast Italian community that is woven into the tapestry of Los Angeles.
ISBN: 9780738547756
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Born and raised in Los Angeles, author Marge Bitetti is a thirdgeneration Italian American. She is the author of Arcadia Publishing's Norco and coauthor of Early Santa Ana. A diverse and prolific author on a wide variety of topics in a multiplicity of literary mediums, she is also a frequent guest speaker and writing consultant for businesses and families that wish to pen their own histories.
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