"Rose Street" is a family biography in the form of a novel dealing with the author's immigrant parents between 1907 and 1946. It was originally drafted as a Christmas gift to memorialize the special love and courage of the author's parents, who assumed immense personal responsibility for raising six siblings of the author's mother along with five children of their own. The story deals with the personal struggles and difficulties of an immigrant family in the steel town of Youngstown, Ohio through two world wars and the Depression.
Rose Street, a tiny paved brick block in the poorer east side section of the town sent thirty eight young men and women to the various theaters of WWII.
The book stresses the importance of family values and faith during the turmoil of the first half of the century.
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Given momentum through the interest and enthusiasm of friends, neighbors, then hundreds within and beyond the community, Carmen J. Leone and Robert A. Calcagni (the author of the epilogue) have found their work critically acclaimed as an exceptional piece of family history and folklore. Their unique approach, creating Rose Street in the form of a historical novel, gives the reader insight into a method of presenting facts that also serve to preserve the "truth" of family history. Wonderful characters of the past speak to us through the creative vision of the authors.From the Author:
We (Bob Calcagni, who wrote the epilogue, and I) wanted our grandchildren to know and remember, not just the names, but the stories and characters behind the names. Through Rose Street we hoped our children would come to understand the importance of their heritage, and the tragedy and triumph of a fading "greatest generation." Although Rose Street is rich in Italian heritage, people with varying ethnic backgrounds can easily relate to the story.
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Book Description Carmen John Leone, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110917530527
Book Description Carmen John Leone, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0917530527
Book Description Carmen John Leone. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0917530527 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1456487