Blood of My Blood (Picas Series No.7) (Picas Series)
Richard Gambino, PhD, is the author of "Vendetta." He lives in New York.
Paperback, 388 pages
Published January 6th 2000 by Guernica Editions Inc.
(first published March 1st 1975)
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I became interested in reading this by my relatives who unearthed some family history recently. This book contains a somewhat brief but very interesting portrayal of Italian-Americans in working class New York City during civil rights era. This was pretty much before my time, being written in the early 70's. The author worries, at the time, about the fate of third-gen Italian-Americans. Even though this is just the author's well-informed point of view, I definitely want to read more about this s...more
A fascinating look at Italian immigrant culture in the U.S. Dated but nonetheless valuable in providing insights into the values of southern Italians and the tensions that arose when those values and the familial structures and realpolitik they spawned were transposed to America.
May 12, 2012 April marked it as to-read · review of another edition
Only a few pages in but it is fantastico so far. Everything I'm looking for on Sicilian and Sicilian-American history, culture, lifestyles and worldviews. Awesome out of date gem found at the UT library.