Staten Island is home to the largest percentage of Italian Americans in any congressional district in the country. From the first wave of immigration in the late 19th century, Italian Americans are now evident in every avocation and in each corner of Staten Island society, with achievers in education, business, government, medicine and sports and entertainment.
In over 200 vintage photographs, local author Andrew Paul Mele takes readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.
Mele hopes the book will “rekindle memories for older residents and create an awareness of a marvelous heritage for youthful Italian-Americans.”
Highlights of Italian Staten Island:
• Features never before seen historic photographs from both public and private collections
• Chronicles the traditions, culture and heritage of Italian Americans on Staten Island
• Spotlights Italian-Americans in World War II and life on the home front during the war years
• Portrays family Italian life on Staten Island as an example of early immigrant life in America
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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