Italian Pride eBook now available for free download!
Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You’re Italian by Federico and Stephen Moramarco published by Kensington Books is a huge bestseller with over 100,000 copies in print!
As a special gift to our visitors we are offering the eBook for free. Just fill out the email form below and we’ll send it to you right away!
The electronic version of Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to Be Proud You’re Italian contains the same information as the hardback and paperback versions, and MORE! We have expanded each chapter, include hyperlinks for easier navigation as well as some RECIPES from Federico Moramarco’s kitchen!
Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You’re Italian makes a great introduction to all things Italian. The hardback or paperback also makes a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, for the Italian in your life!
Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You’re Italian was written as a father and son team by Federico and Stephen Moramarco. Together they investigated many aspects of their shared Italian heritage and arranged them into sections: Famous Italian People, Historic Italian Places, Italian Culture and History, and of course Italian Food.
Culture and History
|1. Amore||16. Murano Glass|
|2. Automobiles||17. Opera|
|3. Cinema||18. Pinocchio|
|4. Commedia dell ‘Arte||19.Popular Music|
|5. Convivio||20. Proverbs|
|6. Folktales||21. Resistance to Fascism|
|7. The Godfather Trilogy||22. The Roman Calendar|
|8. Hand Gestures||23. Scientists|
|9. Hollywood Hot Shots||24. Shroud of Turin|
|10. Immigrants||25. Soccer|
|11. Italian-American Writers||26. Style and Fashion|
|12. Italian Jews||27. Trials of the Mafiosi|
|13. La Lingua Italiana||28. Unification of Italy|
|14. Leaning Tower of Pisa||29. U.S. Politics|
|15. Mona Lisa||30. The Watts Towersby Simon Rodia|
Famous Italian People
|52. Dante Alighieri||65. Michelangelo|
|53. Christopher Columbus||66. Maria Montessori|
|54. Joe DiMaggio||67. Luciano Pavarotti|
|55. Federico Fellini||68. Marco Polo|
|56. Dario Fo and Franca Rame||69. Sacco and Vanzetti|
|57. St. Francis of Assisi||70. Antonin Scalia|
|58. Galileo Galilei||71. Martin Scorsese|
|59. Marcella Hazan||72. Frank Sinatra|
|60. Italian Women||73. Antonio Stradaveri|
|61. Sophia Loren||74. Giuseppe Verdi|
|62. Niccoló Machiavelli||75. Leonardo da Vinci|
|63. Madonna||76. Harry Warren|
|64. Rocky Marciano|
Exotic Italian Places
|31. Apulia||42. Ravenna|
|32. Bologna||43. Rome|
|33. Florence||44. Sardinia|
|34. Genoa||45. Sicily|
|35. Isle of Capri||46. Siena|
|36. Italian Riviera||47. Tuscany|
|37. Lake Como||48. Vatican City|
|38. Little Italies||49. Venice|
|39. Milan||50. Verona|
|40. Naples||51. Via Appia|
Delicious Italian Food
|77. Antipasti||90. Pasta Sauces|
|78. Balsamic Vinegar||91. Pizza|
|79. Basil and Tomato||92. Polenta|
|80. Cheeses||93. Restaurants|
|81. Dolce||94. Risotto|
|82. Espresso||95. Seafood|
|83. Garlic||96. Stuffed Pasta|
|84. Gelato||97. Tirami sú|
|85. Italian Meals||98. Vegetables, Italian Style|
|86. Lasagna||99. White Truffles|
|87. Olive Oil||100. Wine|
|88. Pane (Italian Bread)||… and Reason Number 101|
The book was intended as a general primer into Italian culture. Although backed by research, many of the book’s entries are also poetic musings of things that define Italians (Amore, Italian Hand Gestures, Tomatoes, etc.). We also included both Italians and Italian-Americans in our lists.
There are certainly more than 101 reasons to be proud you’re Italian and they are generally arranged in no specific order. The most important part of the project was that it was meant to be enjoyable to read by both Italians and Italo-philes and that it would make a great gift.
We feel we have succeeded on all fronts as the book, first published in 2000 continues to be in print and has been a gift enjoyed by tens of thousands. With the popularity of eBooks on the rise, we did make a downloadable version for sale available via Amazon. But for those passionate Italians (like you) who would love to learn more we have offered the ebook for free. We will put you on our exclusive email list for other offers and things that may be of interest, but we respect your privacy so we won’t sell or give it away to anyone else.
We hope you enjoy your Italian Pride eBook. If you like it, please consider buying the hardcopy or inviting a friend to download!