Janice Therese Mancuso

Janice Therese Mancuso is the owner and director of the Italian American Press; founder of the Italian American Heritage Project; founder of Thirty-One Days of Italians, celebrating Italian American Heritage Month; publisher of the e-mail newsletter Tutto Italiano; and author of culinary romance novel Con Amore. For more information, email jtmancuso@earthlink.net.

The Columbus Letters

June 2019
Continued from previous issues Sailing back to Spain after his first voyage for the monarchs, Columbus wrote three letters describing the islands and the people of the uncharted land. The letters were sent to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand;...


From the Italian American Press - “A Camp Without Walls”

May 2019
Nel romanzo “Un campo senza mura”, Maria Lombardo racconta la storia di suo padre Salvatore e della sua vita in Italia durante l’ascesa del Fascismo, il coinvolgimento dell’Italia nella seconda guerra mondiale, la detenzione in un campo nazista di...


The Columbus Letters (Part 2)

April 2019
Part Two of the Article Published in Our February Issue Durante il viaggio di ritorno in Spagna, navigando tra gennaio e febbraio di 526 anni fa, Cristoforo Colombo compose tre lettere che descrivevano la sua prima esplorazione verso l’ovest, le...


The Columbus Letters

February 2019
Durante il viaggio di ritorno in Spagna, navigando tra gennaio e febbraio di 526 anni fa, Cristoforo Colombo compose tre lettere che descrivevano la sua prima esplorazione verso l’ovest, le popolazioni che incontrò e la bellezza travolgente di...


From the Italian American Press - "Vina, A Brooklyn Memoir"

January 2019
One of the most important ways to preserve Italian American culture is with the stories of our ancestors. Through written accounts, these memories provide not only family records but also historical value. Joseph C. Polacco was inspired to write...


The Italian Internment

December 2018
On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor – a U.S. naval base on the island of Oahu – destroying or damaging 18 ships and over 300 aircraft and killing or wounding almost 3,500 Americans. The next day, President...


From the Italian American Press - "Royanna: An Extraterrestrial Affair"

November 2018
Is there life on another planet? Have alien civilizations been to earth? What explains the mysterious statues and markings found throughout the world? Blending actual cases of extraterrestrial events, various religious philosophies, mythology, and...


Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with "Thirty-One Days of Italians"

October 2018
Did you know…that the Montessori Method of teaching was developed by an Italian doctor? …that an Italian established the branch banking system in America? …that the popular red wagon was crafted by an Italian? …that an Italian created a...


From the Italian American Press - Italian Through Food

September 2018
One of the greatest cuisines in the world is Italian. It’s on all the “best” and “popular” food lists and, in America, Italian food tours of restaurants, specialty food shops and bakeries are offered in many large cities. In Italy, food is one of...


From the Italian American Press - Sweet Figs, Bitter Greens

August 2018
In una saga ispirata ai ricordi dell’infanzia, il fascino svanito di un’epoca passata abbraccia Lucy Salvatori e i suoi fratelli mentre affrontano le sfide della vita con un padre eccentrico e stravagante, noto come Maestro, che gestisce un piccolo...


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