Italian Americans: Bridges to Italy, Bonds to America By Luciano J. Iorizzo and Ernest E. Rossi

About Luciano Iorizzo

Luciano J. Iorizzo is professor emeritus of history at SUNY Oswego where he taught for 30 years. A charter member and past president of the American Italian Historical Association, he has written two books and coauthored three others in addition to publishing scores of scholarly and popular articles and lecturing extensively on Italian immigrants. A former chair of the Public Justice Department, he is also a recognized authority on the history of organized crime. His biography of Al Capone has been widely received in the United States as well as abroad in China and Korea.

About Ernest Rossi

Ernest E. Rossi is professor emeritus at Western Michigan University, where he served as chair of the Political Science Department and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He received an MLitt and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and a diploma from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. A former member of the Executive Council of the American Italian Historical Association, he has coauthored three books in comparative politics, concentrating on Western Europe and Latin America, and other articles.