Avanti America

Avanti America

by Eugene Conrotto

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Thirty-six sketches of Piemontesi paisoni telling the stories of triumph and tragedy--and always with a bit of passion--of Italian immigrants in the strange new world of a "California farming paradise."

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BN ID: 2940157684792
Publisher: Eugene Conrotto
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Eugene L. Conrotto was born in Gilroy, California, at the southern end of Santa Clara Valley known today as Silicon Valley.

He has lived his life two decades at a time.

For the first twenty years he was a student, that experience culminating in a degree in anthropology from Stanford University.

For the next twenty years he was a journalist in the California desert: editor of the award-winning Desert Magazine. His first book—Lost Desert Bonanzas—came from this experience.

The third twenty years of his life saw him return to the classroom as a teacher. Hence: Classroom Strategies for the Subversive English Teacher.

The fourth twenty years—and still counting—were spent in blessed retirement, the chief joy of which he found is “one no longer has to take orders from Idiots.”

Conrotto is also the author of Miwok Means People, The Memoirs of Caesar Honore, Classroom Strategies for the Subversive English Teacher, An Annotated Chronology of the California Gold Rush, Notes on My Stay in a Convalescent Hospital, Avanti America, A Day with the Ant-People, and A Chronology of Unitarian-Universalist Celebrated Individuals.

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