Reviews in Past IAR Issues

Italian American Review
Winter 2014 Volume 4 Number 1

Resisting Discrimination and Anti-Semitism on the Culture Page of L'Unità del Popolo, 1939–1941, by Brendan Hennessey

Becoming American: “Manila John” Basilone, the Medal of Honor,
and Italian-American Image, 1943–1945, Michael R. Frontani

Mafia Movies: A Reader (Dana Renga, editor), by George S. Larke-Walsh

Hollywood’s Italian American Filmmakers: Capra, Scorsese, Savoca,
Coppola, and Tarantino
(Jonathan Cavallero), by Margherita Heyer-Caput

Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the
Imperial Kitchen
(Anthony Di Renzo), by Lucy M. Long

Columbus Day et les Italiens de New York (Marie-Christine Michaud), by Francesca Sirna

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina (David Aliano), by Matteo Pretelli

[s]comparse (Antonio Tibaldi), by Aine O'Healy

Men of the Cloth (Vicki Vasilopoulos), by Daniel Soyer

La Mia Strada: My Road (Michael Angelo DiLauro)
Immigrant Son: The Story of John Mezzogiorno (Frank Capiello), Peter Naccarato

North End Stories, by Anthony Bak Buccitelli

John Fante: A Life in the Works, by Emanuele Pettener

The Last of the Italians (Anne Kristoff, curator), by Nina Nazionale

Little Italy, Un Cuore Grande (Harry Connolly, curator), by Michelle L. Stefano

Italian American Review
Summer 2013 Volume 3 Number 2

"White Ethnicity": A Reappraisal, by Yiorgos Anagnostou

Nunzio Pernicone (1940-2013): A Remembrance, by Mary Anne Trasciatti

Families, Lovers, and Their Letters: Italian Postwar Migration to Canada (Sonia Cancian), by Diane C. Vecchio

Hidden: Reflections on Gay Life, AIDS, and Spiritual Desire (Richard Giannone), by Peter Savastano

Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia (Susanna Iuliano), by Ilaria Vanni

Undermining Race: Ethnic Identities in Arizona Copper Camps (1880-1920), Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, by Peter Vellon

Looters, Photographers, and Thieves: Aspects of Italian Photographic Culture in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Pasquale Verdicchio), by Dominique Padurano

Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz), by Jonathan J. Cavallero

Le Mamme di San Vito (Gianni Torres), by David Aliano

My Reincarnation (Jennifer Fox), by Gaoheng Zhang

Italian-American Oral History and Its Digitized Sites, by Luisa del Giudice

Strangers in a Strange Land: A History of Italian-American Language Imprints, 1830-1945 (James J. Periconi, curator), by Fernanda Perrone

From Italy to America (Kathleen Motes Bennewitz and Christopher Shields, curators), by Joseph J. Inguanti

Italians in the Santa Clara Valley (Ken Borelli and Nancy Morreale, curators), by Glenna Matthews

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences during World War II (Alison Kenzie, curator), by I. Sheldon Posen

Italian American Review
Winter 2013 Volume 3 Number 1

A Social Space in Constant Reshaping: Umbrian Migrants in the Atlantic Economies (1900-1914), by Thierry Rinaldetti

Food, Frenzy, and the Italian-American Family in Anne Bancroft's Fatso, by Nancy Caronia

Vita Brevis: An Appreciation of the Life and Work of Paul Giaimo (May 8, 1962-June 8, 2012), by Fred Gardaphé

Contours of White Ethnicity: Popular Ethnography and the Making of Usable Pasts in Greek America (Yiorgos Anagnostou), by Donald Tricarico, Robert Viscusi, Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, and Yiorgos Anagnostou

The Hellhoud of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance (Michael Perino), by William J. Connell

Since When Is Fran Drescher Jewish? Dubbing Stereotypes in The Nanny, The Simpsons, and The Sopranos (Chiara Francesca Ferrari), by Giulia Centineo

Corbino: From Reubens to Ringling (Janis and Richard Londraville), by Geoffrey G. Drutchas

Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America (Marion Jacobson), by Panayotis League

The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me (Tom Santopietro), by Rocco Marinaccio

Reviewing Other Aspects of the Italian Diaspora, by Laura Ruberto

Visit India (Patrizia Santangeli), by Graziella Parati

18 Ius soli (Fred Kuwornu), by Nadine Wassef

Io sono Li (Andrea Segre), by Pasquale Verdicchio

Italy: Love It or Leave It (Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi), by Evelyn Ferraro

Refugees in Cinecittà (Marco Bertozzi and Noa Steimatsky), by Anita Angelone

Italian American Review
Summer 2012 Volume 2 Number 2

Textuality of Italian Migration in Luxembourg and the Great Region, by Claudio Cicotti

The Emerging Tradition of Soppressata Weekend: Sustaining an Italian-American Masculine Identity through Food Rituals, by Peter Naccarato

New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks (William J. Mello), by James T. Fisher

Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890–1940 (Marcella Bencivenni), by Caroline Merithew

Freedom’s Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s (Robert Cohen), by Gil Fagiani

Frank: The Voice (James Kaplan)
That Old Black Magic: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas (Tom Clavin)
Amore: The Story of Italian American Song (Mark Rotella)
by George De Stefano

Italoamericani tra Hollywood e Cinecittà (Flaminio Di Biagi), by Grace Russo Bullaro

In altro mare (Franco La Cecla)
Il mare di Joe (Enzo Incontro and Marco Mensa)
by Michael J. Chiarrapa

Columbus Day Legacy (Bennie Klain), by Dina Fachin

The Tree of Life (Hava Volterra), by Sara Reguer

Mal’occhio (Agata De Santis), by Sabina Magliocco

Italian-American Traditions: Family and Community
by Joan Saverino

Italian American Review
Winter 2012 Volume 2 Number 1

Garlic Eaters: Reform and Resistance a Tavola, by Rocco Marinaccio

Considerations of Esaurimento Nervoso: A Cultural Model of “Nerves” for Italian-American Patients Suffering from Mental Illness, by Silvia Fiammenghi

Vincenzo Ancona (1915–2000): A Remembrance, by Antonino Provenzano

Delizia!: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food (John Dickie)
Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy (David Gentilcore)
How Italian Food Conquered the World (John F. Mariani)
by Fabio Parasecoli

Emigrant Nation: The Making of Italy Abroad (Mark I. Choate), by Maddalena Tirabassi

Il fascismo e gli italiani all’estero (Matteo Pretelli), by Nunzio Pernicone

For Both Cross and Flag: Catholic Action, Anti-Catholicism, and National Security Politics in World War II San Francisco (William Issel), by Michael Carroll

The Urban Colonists: Italian American Identity and Politics in Utica (Philip A. Bean), by Rodrigo Praino

Terroni: Tutto quello che è stato fatto perché gli italiani del sud diventassero “meridionali” (Pino Aprile), by Guido Tintori

Confessions of an Italian American (Fred Zara)
Average Community (Fred Zara)
by Steven J. Belluscio

The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi (Andrew Thomas and Toby Gleason), by Anthony Scotto

Ferlinghetti (Christopher Felver), by Alan J. Gravano

Totó (Peter Schreiner), by Frank Tomasulo

Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread): The Italian American Journey from Despised Immigrants to Honored Citizens (Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien)
Pane amaro (Versione Rai Tre) (Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien)
by Linda Reeder

Ho fatto il mio coraggio (Giovanni Princigalli), by Sonia Cancian

Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York (Jayson Kerr Dobney, curator), by Tom Van Buren

Italian American Review
Summer 2011 Volume 1 Number 2

“We Only Done What Any Red-Blooded American Boys Would Do:” The Making of Italian Americans in East New York, 1966, by Maria C. Lizzi

The Pitfalls of the “Italian Diaspora,” by Stefano Luconi

Giuseppe De Franco (1933–2010): A Remembrance of an Immigrant Folk Musician, by Anna L. Wood

Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Life in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia (Jordan Stanger-Ross), by Ronald H. Bayor

Dances with Spiders: Crisis, Celebrity and Celebration in Southern Italy (Karen Lüdtke), by Laura Biagi

Religious Festive Practices in Boston’s North End (Augusto Ferraiuolo), by Circe Sturm

The Imagined Immigrant: Images of Italian Emigration to the United States between 1890 and 1924 (Ilaria Serra), Joseph P. Cosco

The Sopranos (Dana Polan), by Michael R. Frontani

Oral History, Oral Culture, and Italian Americans (Luisa Del Giudice, ed.), by Ronald Grele

And They Came to Chicago: The Italian American Legacy (Gia M. Amella), by Mark Naison

Chippers (Nino Tropiano), by Simone Cinotto

Our Story: Italian-Americans in Utah (Sam Prigg, Joanne R. Milner,
and Alan Lucchetti)
Famiglia Italiana in Corning, NY (Richard La Vere and
Constance R. Sullivan-Blum)
by Christine F. Zinni

Monongah Remembered (Peter Argentine), by William Mello

Watch the Pallino (Stephanie Foerster), by Michael Buonanno and Courtney Ruffner

Triangle Factory Fire Online Exhibit, by Mary Anne Trasciatti

A Blog from WWII. Diary of an Italian Deportee, by Ilaria Serra

Italian American Review
Winter 2011 Volume 1 Number 1

Introduction: Ricorso and Rinascita in the Twenty-First Century, by Joseph Sciorra

Bellas and Fellas in Cyberspace: Mobilizing Italian Ethnicity for Online Youth Culture, by Donald Tricarico

“I Just Want to Sing Your Name”: Woody Guthrie’s Struggles with Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti, by Joseph P. Cosco

Artist on Loan: Tommaso Juglaris and the Italian Immigrant Experience in America’s Late Gilded Age, by Geoffrey G. Drutchas

White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics (Joshua M. Zeitz), by Maria C. Lizzi

The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia (Mike Dash)
The Black Hand: Terror by Letter in Chicago (Robert M. Lombardo)
History of the Mafia (Salvatore Lupo)
by Peter Schneider

The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies (Ilaria Serra), by Susanna Scarparo

The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terrorism (Beverly Gage), by Fraser Ottanelli

Gangster Priest: The Italian American Cinema of Martin Scorsese (Robert Casillo), by Dana Renga

Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature (Robin Pickering-Iazzi, trans.), by Gina M. Miele

Hand of God (Joe Cultrera, Laura Corwin, and Hugh Walsh), by David M. Bossman

Sacco and Vanzetti (Peter Miller), by Marcella Bencivenni

Merica (Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini, and Francesco Ragazzi), by Teresa Fiore

Ricordati di noi! (Paul Tana), by Roberto Perin

If Stone Could Speak /Se la pietra sapesse parlare (Randy Croce), by Tad Tuleja

Closing Time: Storia di un negozio (Veronica Diaferia), by Julia Grella O'Connell

Italian Americans in California
Italian Los Angeles
Italians in the Gold Rush and Beyond
by Paola Alessandra Sensi Isolani