The United States Of America. But I will say it spurred an interest in me wanting to know more about Gay Talese. But it turns out that it's about his father, a tailor, who came from Calabria, Italy, and settled in Ocean City, and basically the history of Italians and Italy since the first man set foot on that boot. Jul 12, Corinne Driscoll rated it did not like it. You can always see yourself. 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. Nov 09, Jack O'Donnell rated it it was amazing.
Napoleon does feature here, a background figure.
Gay Talese (1992) Unto the Sons.
I enjoyed this book a lot, but it's not a quick read by any means. It's not the first time his work has triggered controversy. Classic, full bodied, well constructed story of his family and the story of Italy and it's people, conquerors and hero's. He prays daily to St Francis of Paola, a son of the southern Italian soil and a miracle worker. Permalink Submitted by VeraClark on Thu,
Jul 23, Amanda McBreen rated it it was amazing. He prays daily to St Francis of Paola, a son of the southern Italian soil and a miracle worker. I enjoyed this as much or more than everything else I have read by Talese. I understand it now because of history. The reader knows about the devastating effects of asbestos, the b The size of this book is daunting but the story is so engaging, it's hard not to finish it. Helps one understand life in southern Italy in the last two centuries. Preview — Unto the Sons by Gay Talese.