Trenton Cav. Dr. Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari’s Memoir is a three-dimensional journey of a universal woman. Rendezvous as her companion from the silver screen to academe; from an Italian mountain town to the Italian consulate; from Saint Joachim’s Church in to the Vatican; from treasured family memories to the world stage; laced with compassion, humor, and challenges overcome through deep spirituality.
Eileen L. Poiani, Ph.D. Special Assistant to the President Professor of Mathematics, Saint Peter’s University
Gilda, Promise Me takes you on a literary adventure to foreign places, to dramatic heights and to challenging paths undreamed of by most women of her generation.
Albert Stark, Lawyer,
Author, Activist Gilda makes her way around the world and experiences the ups and downs of a career in civil rights and public service. She brings you into a conversation where her present speaks to her past, whipping up stories that attract and sustain attention while documenting a life full of adventures few women of her time could have had. With a conscience shaped by her ancestors and a curiosity piqued by modern opportunities, she navigates a man’s world with courage and class. Told in a unique voice, Gilda, Promise Me is full of life, love and faith in God and the USA.
Fred Gardaphé, Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies, Queens College/CUNY