20th Century

Guglielmo Marconi

Born with an inquisitive imagination… Brilliant inventor, electrical engineer, and wise entrepreneur, Guglielmo Marconi was best known for inventing long-distance radio transmissions and the telegraph system.   But his success wasn’t solely a product of his curious mind. Marconi attributed his prosperity to the people in his life who encouraged him […]

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Frank Capra

“Friend, you are a divine mingle-mangle of guts and stardust. So hang in there! If doors opened for me, they can open for anyone.” —Frank Capra Crossing the Atlantic Ocean was going to be the biggest adventure of Frank Capra’s life, but the five-year-old Sicilian boy soon became feverish and […]

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Ernest Gallo

A toast to the man who changed how America drinks. Enduring an unspeakable nightmare and a family secret that he guarded at all costs, Ernest Gallo overcame unimaginable odds to achieve the American dream. Ernest Gallo (the “E” of E & J Gallo) may have been haunted by tragedy, but […]

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Enrico Fermi

Education: the most valuable gift. A natural-born Italian, Enrico Fermi is best known for facilitating the creation of the atomic bomb. But that was just a small aspect of Fermi’s talents and accomplishments. Fermi was a teacher to the core—anyone who crossed his path learned something from him. With his […]

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Building Wealth 101

Money may not grow on trees and maybe there’s not a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. But in Building Wealth 101, entrepreneur and self-made real estate magnate Robert Barbera will show you how to take control of your finances and make your hard-earned money work for you […]

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Building Wealth

Wealth isn’t about money.   All my adult life, people have asked me, “Robert, how did you make money? How did you become wealthy?” And while I want to share that with them—and with you—I also want you to understand that those are two different questions. Yes, of course, money can […]

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Angelo Dundee

To train the greatest, he had to be the greatest. On the streets of South Philly, Angelo Dundee learned what it took to survive—a sense of purpose, a clear head, and sometimes . . . a powerful right uppercut. Boxing was the family business and the ring was his home. […]

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Angela Bambace

Women marched for equal pay, the President of the United States advocated an anti-immigration policy, and the income gap between the rich and poor continued to grow. And it was just the beginning of the 20th century. As a girl growing up in Italian Harlem, Angela Bambace needed answers. How […]

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