Janus Frank Salvatore

ISBN: 9781932205626

Published: November 28th 2003

Paperback

208 pages


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Janus  by  Frank Salvatore

Janus by Frank Salvatore
November 28th 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9781932205626 | 3.27 Mb

In writing Janus, Frank Salvatore took on the daunting task of chronicling the struggles and ultimate triumphs of three generations of his family, in Italy and in America. But the book became much more than that.It is a story about the plight ofMoreIn writing Janus, Frank Salvatore took on the daunting task of chronicling the struggles and ultimate triumphs of three generations of his family, in Italy and in America. But the book became much more than that.It is a story about the plight of Italian immigrants in this country- it is a history lesson that brings to light little-known details about major events in Italian history and in post-World War II America.

It is also a love story-not only about the kind of love that is possible between a man and a woman, but about the kind of love that one man can feel for two countries.You will meet Iuccio Totti, the young fascist bully who leaves behind a hedonists life of power, politics, and passion for pretty women and who faces his greatest personal challenge when he comes to America.

You will meet Francesco Salvato (whom you will recognize as the author himself), a serious, idealistic young man who leaves Italy for the country that invited the world to give me your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, but often turned her back on them when they arrived. Both Iuccio and Francesco overcome tremendous personal tragedy to carve their niche in their new homeland, and they succeed with the love and support of the women who love them.Rich in historical detail, yet extraordinarily moving and personal, Janus begins where most history books end.

It gives us fascinating insight into the fascist movement, the Spanish Civil War and World War II Italy, as well as perhaps our first opportunity to fully comprehend the experience of Italian immigrants in this country. Finally, it leaves us with a deep appreciation for the role that Italy and her countrymen have played in making America great.About the Author:Frank Salvatore emigrated to the United States in 1947 from his native Italy where he had been attending high school in Campobasso.

He continued his studies in Youngstown, Ohio, and went on to graduate from Youngstown State University with a B.A. degree in Spanish. In addition to mastering English, he became proficient in Spanish, attending the Escuela de Verano in Mexico and eventually receiving an M.A. degree in Spanish from the prestigious Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont.He has spent most of his teaching career in Pennsylvania. For almost thirty years, he was a teacher of foreign languages at Haverford High School and is now an instructor at Villanova University.Frank Salvatore has received many honors, including a Fulbright grant to pursue research at the University of Perugia in Italy.

He is a past president of the American Association of Teachers of Italian and is a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.A widower with two grown children, a son and a daughter, he now makes his home in Havertown, Pennsylvania.This is his first book.



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