A major fucking magic trick. It's about the most rambling book I've ever read, and yet it works simply because Talese is a master of the interesting detail. No me alcanzan las palabras para describir el verdadero sentimiento que me hizo experimentar. Dec 04, Robert rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Unto the Sonsplease sign up. Permalink Submitted by celticman on Fri, This very captivating book is written in a literature style.
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Unto the Sons
The author's great-grandfather Domenico was one such patriarch, rigidly rooted to his feudal estate in a region immersed in the mysticism of the Church and haunted by persisting echoes of Roman glory and the subsequent waves of foreign invaders that ranged from the Arabs to the Napoleonic French and ultimately to the GIs and Anglos under the Mediterranean's supreme commander, General Dwight D. Jul 12, Corinne Driscoll rated it did not like it. The size of this book is daunting but the story is so engaging, it's hard not to finish it. Though my favourite was the scene when he saw Joe Di Maggio famous ball player in a restaurant. After 10 years of patient digging, he has filled pages with military history, sociology and ruminations on the meaning of leaving one's native land. Although he proudly refers to his son's latest work as "The Tenth Symphony," he has also taken exception to passages about the wartime years. I started the book on a long, late plane flight, and had to put it down.
It doesn't hurt that his family members have participated in significant events in Italian history. The book is a very long pages of small print. At the same time, the book is very educational and should be on every Italian-American's reading list. Jul 23, Amanda McBreen rated it it was amazing. If you are a fan of history, memoir or just great non-fiction right, you will love it as well. That piqued my interest. Flickering in the foreground was one of his generals Murat, who was married to his sister or sister-in-law but was known as the King of Naples, a dismissive term in both books, but here he appears to lead a rebellion and take back what he imagined to be his kingdom from the Bourbon king, Victor Emmanuel III.