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Title: Pico: The White Paper Act
Publisher: Tadone Publishing, San Diego, California
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
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Based on true historical facts. During early spring of 1944 in the Mount Cassino war ravaged area, the Allied armies were stymied by the formidable, well entrenched German enemy.
For the commander of the American Fifth Army, time is running out. His chance at liberating Rome--and obtaining a glorious place in history are eroding daily. General Mark Clark has an ace in the hole, the dreaded, vicious Moroccan Goumier mountain troops for whom atrocities is a way of life. Ultimately, he decides to authorize atrocities for the sake of historical glory. The Italian populace refered the horrific event as "The White Paper Act." Heroes and heroines rise ti the occasion. An everlasting love story rises from the ravages of war between a great American war hero and a courageous Italian peasant girl. A must for readers interested in historical events and yes, indeed, most of it really happened!About the Author:
John A. Abatecola is a multi-talented and versatile individual. He was born and raised in East Providence, Rhode Island and benefited from a well rounded New England education. Many of his fictitious characters are a direct result of interesting traits from life long friends. Mr. Abatecola proudly served his Country in the United States Army highlighted with a tour of duty in the Korean War.
In 1970 he owned and managed a poker parlor in downtown San Diego, resulting in his second novel titled, "Fourth Avenue Sting." The book is based on the lives and tribulations of individuals associated with car room gambling.
In recent years, Mr. Abatecola has been recognized as one of the top pizza authorities in the country. The 2 time "Pizza Festiva" winner is an innovator and a Master Pizzaiolo.
He was featured on the cover of "Pizza Today" as well as winning the title of "Best Pizza in America" on the "Mike and Maty Show" on ABC national television.
His expertise on pizza has inspired Mr. Abatecola to write anothe book titled, "Pizza, The Real Story" which was published in 2000.
The former Locheed engineer and program manager is currently writing a novel based on the Korean War and aerospace experiences.
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