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Reflections of An Educator, Researcher And Entrepreneur Andrew Viterbi Dedicated to the memory of both his father Achille and his son Alexander, this memoir reconstructs the course of his academic career at a time in which technology played a major…

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The Flood in Florence, 1966

The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, University Library of Michigan Nearly five decades have passed since the Arno River in Florence, Italy, flooded its banks on November 4, 1966, breaching the basements and first floors of museums, libraries,…

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Laura Capon

By her daughter Nella Fermi Weiner (1931 – 1995). Courtesy Olivia Fermi Second Draft of unpublished manuscript dated, Sept 18, 1994 First Publication: posthumous, © Olivia Fermi 2009 Comments or edits by Olivia Fermi are indicated with square brackets: […

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Amelia Rosselli

Exile. from: La Famiglia Rosselli – Una Tragedia Italiana Aldo Rosselli. Translated by Inga Pierson At first glance and especially from a certain distance, Amelia Rosselli, reclining in her rocker on the front porch of the little house at 9 Clark…

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Fascist Antisemitism in the US

Stefano Lucani, , American Jewish Archives Journal, 56 NO. 1 & 2 (2004) Scholars have long contended that anti-Semitism in fascist Italy was a much milder version than its counterpart in Nazi Germany. In this view Italy was a latecomer to…

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Italy and the Voice of America

Sandro Gerbi, Americordo Conference, Columbia University, 2010 On the evening of January 20, 1944, in Lima, Peru, my father Antonello sat down to write a long letter to his two brothers living in New York – Giuliano, a journalist with…

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