Italian American Press
Founded in 2001        Italian and Italian American Authors and Books
The Italian American Press helps promote books primarily written by authors of Italian heritage who write about Italian American and Italian culture, heritage, and/or history. Many of these writers publish, distribute, and promote their own books, and they are often overlooked by the media. Reading stories of Italian American culture and history will educate, inform, and entertain people of all nationalities.
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OUR BOOKS
Royanna: An Extraterrestrial Affair by Raphael Ferraro Mystery, adventure, and a touch of romance in this science fiction tale about an encounter between a human and an alien.
Con Amore  by Janice Therese Mancuso A modern day romance combining a bit of suspense, interwoven with the history of Italy, the foods of each region, maps of Italy, and recipes.
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Featured Books
An intimate journey through the remarkable Venetian urban landscape, with evocative photographs by the award-winning filmmaker and photographer Riccardo De Cal. Each image is accompanied by an essay from a cadre of notable international architects and architectural writers, who explore the elements that make Venice unique in the world. Dream of Venice Architecture reveals the incredulity of her beauty, from the mysterious sotoporteghi [covered passageways] to the complexity of Carlo Scarpa’s “immaculate detailing.”
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The incredible story of Luigi Del Bianco, the chief carver of Mount Rushmore, told by his namesake and grandson, Lou Del Bianco. Filled with historic documents and photographs, and family memorabilia, the book chronicles three stories – the carving of Mount Rushmore, the life of Luigi Del Bianco, and Lou’s quest to have his grandfather recognized as the chief carver of Mount Rushmore.
Music is part of the Italian lifestyle, and for the Italian immigrants who settled in New Orleans during the last decades of the 1800s, the music of African Americans beckoned them. A combination of cultures – Italian immigrants shared similar socioeconomic status with African Americans, and were also victims of stereotypes and prejudices – along with the traditions of the festival processions of the old country, created a blending of musical interests and styles. Through original interviews and extensive research, journalists Bill Dal Cerro and David Anthony Witter present a look into the beginning of Jazz and how it developed through the contributions of Italian and Italian American musicians.  A chapter of ”Fascinating Facts” and a detailed bibliography complete the book.
Author Interview: Bill Dal Cerro NEW THIS MONTH
This tribute to Enrico Caruso by Commendatore Aldo Mancusi, the founder and curator of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America, and David Mercaldo, PhD, not only presents a first-hand view into the life of Caruso, but also offers the story behind the museum. . Photographs from the museum’s collection are featured along with personal anecdotes about the collection and Caruso, who died in 1921, and is still considered one of the top tenors in the world.
The interrelation between Italy and America is evident in both featured books by Umberto Mucci, Founder and CEO of We the Italians, and a guiding force – through his numerous projects and experiences – in connecting the two countries.   The compilation In One Hundred Interviews, conducted from 2012 to 2015 for the online We the Italians, represents a wide range of observations concerning topics relevant to anyone interest in or anyone of Italian heritage. The 2017 Yearbook presents 27 interviews, more comprehensive and offered in both English and Italian. Interviews in both books, conducted throughout America and in Italy, cover all aspects of Italian and Italian American culture – social, political, business, history, science, technology, art, sports, entertainment, food, and more – providing an in-depth look at life for, by, and about those of Italian heritage.
Photo Gallery Antonio Canova
Weaving the history of how Italian immigrants became Italian Americans with the popularity of America’s favorite pastime, Lawrence Baldassaro chronicles two elements of American culture. In the first half of the twentieth century, baseball – then America’s favorite sport – experienced a surge in “players, coaches, managers, and executives” of Italian heritage. Baldassaro recounts their stories starting with “the pioneers” at the turn of the century to the “1970s and beyond.”
Italian author and American football enthusiast Fausto Batella presents the stories of “13 young Italians” who played “with the pros of the National Football League” from the early 1920s to the 1970s. Each well researched biography that Batella describes as “small, great stories of sacrifice and determination” includes a chart with personal and professional details.