Dante Cosentino Releases Memoir, PRIDE AND MEMORY
Dante Cosentino has lived the quintessential American experience, seeing and partaking in some of the most pivotal moments of the nation's history and living through its most crucial periods. His new book, "Pride and Memory," is a memoir that tells the true story of the son of a poor immigrant family growing up in the wealthiest town in the United States and embarking on a quest for identity and a shot at the American Dream.
Some years ago, Cosentino was driving across the United States with his sixteen year old son. During the trip, he told him stories of his life experiences. One of them was about his participation in the Martin Luther King, Jr. March the day after the assassination, a particularly tense event where the demonstrators were surrounded by military forces. Cosentino's son was unaware of this facet of his life, and made the author realize how little his own son knew about him, and that his experiences at the forefront of historic moments must be recollected and shared for not only posterity's sake, but also to develop a better appreciation for America's past.
"Pride and Memory" traces the author's life through some of the most important events in recent American history. Seen through the lens of the son of immigrants, and spanning more than three quarters of a century and taking place across the nation as well as Europe, it shows the defects and possibilities of the American Dream.
The author was involved, on a very personal level, in some of the most important political, cultural, and civil right issues of the time. His book honors those pivotal moments as well as the countless Americans who participated in them.