Wrestling with the Devil

Wrestling with the Devil

by Tonya Russo Hamilton, Antonio Russo


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ISBN-13: 9780988478459
Publisher: Gemelli Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Wrestling With the Devil 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly an amazing story of the human spirit,  of adventure, of perseverance, of a man rising above all obstacles and against all odds to carve out his place in America. In this story you will learn of a young man placed on a ship bound for the United States at the age of ten with no money, no ability to speak English and no guarantee that anyone would even be at Ellis Island to greet him.  You will also hear of his early life as a child growing up in Italy, as well as what caused him to gravitate to being a high school teacher and wrestling coach. Through his eyes, voice and experience he tells an amazing story of overcoming the many obstacles he faced growing up in his new land; of his wrestling matches with the devil, as it were.  There are many places where he came to monumental choices about the direction of his life; any one of which could have created an entirely different outcome for it. I had to keep reminding myself that this is not a novel, but the true story of someone I have had the privilege of knowing for quite some time.  Yet, there is so much of this story that I did not know.  Hats off to Tonya for recording her father's story with such eloquence and to Tony for sharing his amazing life with us!
vicc1 More than 1 year ago
Wrestling With The Devil is such a great story! I couldn't put it down ... read it from cover to cover in one sitting. I am sure it is headed for the Best Seller list ... and, we may even see it at the movies some day! Enjoy!