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A true life event spurs a fifteen-year-old boy to risk his life in WW II Nazi-occupied Italy leading two escaped prisoners of war to freedom and reunion with the British Eight Army. 

The Abruzzo region of Italy, a ruggedly attractive mountainous region sloping to the central Adriatic, forms the backdrop for the  boy’s journey in which he encounters the brutality of war and a personal tragedy that leaves him devastated. But his grief is transformed by a renewal of a friendship that ultimately brings redemption an ocean away. 

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A pathologist and his son, a photographer, conduct a postmortem examination of the life and death of Simonds Saw and Steel and its successors through the personal perspective of a steelworker’s family across three generations. The story is supplemented by the voices of local men involved in the work of manual specialty steel making, the history and metallurgy of steel, the labor movement, social issues of race, gender, health risks, and environmental impacts.

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Walk into a ballpark in the sunshine of a youthful soul’s recounting of the real and transcendent experiences on the way to a baseball championship. The summer of 1954 comes alive in this nostalgic look back at growing up in an Italian neighborhood with its culture and cuisine in its community setting of Lockport, New York. My Winning Season is about going home, and how good it was even though the dream of renewal was never realized. It says you can go home again even if you cannot stay.

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“Informative and riveting story, interweaving Italian immigration and settlement with a memorable sports season, I couldn't put it down.”

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My Winning Season

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"A skillful and entertaining read with haunting photographs. It captures the steelworker's environment and culture;  its rise and road to ruin."

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Men of Steel

"A wonderful read. Once I started I couldn't put it down." Shirley Y-R

The Boy in Abruzzo

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