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The Golden Milestone: The Italian Heritage of Innovation and Contribution…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0967143616, Paperback)This highly acclaimed and comprehensive book offers readers over 2,500 years of Italian and Italian-American accomplishments. The book's 22 chapters cover every subject: art, architecture, music, fashion, science, law, culinary arts, economics, medicine, automobiles, the entertainment industry, sports, and much more. The author's ability to blend facts with some humor and personal anecdotes makes this book a joy to read. The book covers the wonders of ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy, as well as modern contributions and Nobel Prize winners. The book is illustrated and contains an astonishing collection of inventions and accomplishments. For example, Italians invented the piano, violin, opera, ballet, battery, telescope, radio, and telephone in NYC years before Alexander Bell. Discover how Enrico Fermi ushered in the atomic age, and how Italian sculptors carved the Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. Explore the chapter on Literature to uncover the origins of many famous fairy tales (Cinderella, Snow White, Pinocchio, etc.). In the chapter on American Government, the author quotes John F. Kennedy who wrote in his book, "A Nation of Immigrants" that the great American principle, all men are created equal, originated with an Italian physician, Philip Maezzi, who was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. Also, learn how physicist Federico Faggin of Italy developed the world's first computer microprocessor while working for Intel. Discover the lives of many other distinguished personalities: NYC Mayors, the President of the European Union, and the Director of the European Space Agency. The Golden Milestone has thousands of notable entries and fascinating facts. Critics agree. It is a must for anyone's library. This book also includes a unique `Italy Travel Guide' supplement that combines history and attractions for over twenty cities and locations in Italy. A great virtual tour! SOME PRESS REVIEWS "Passionate... Readers become hopelessly engrossed... absolutely essential
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