New York City, New York, United States
The modern building of New York University where Richard Gambino earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree.
(Richard Gambino sweeps away the distortions to reveal, in...)
Richard Gambino sweeps away the distortions to reveal, in this engrossing full-scale study, who Italian-Americans really are, how they got that way, and why they so often fall victim to crude and shallow caricature
(Richard Gambino launches his vigorous and incisive invest...)
Richard Gambino launches his vigorous and incisive investigation into higher education in America today, and his no less vigorous proposals for remedying its readily apparent failures and flaws
(This poignant and whimsical account of growing up in New ...)
This poignant and whimsical account of growing up in New York is presented through the eyes of a boy as he lived and saw life in his neighborhood in Red Hook, Brooklyn
(Camerado is a play presenting the very dramatic life and ...)
Camerado is a play presenting the very dramatic life and compelling thoughts of Walt Whitman, who remains the foremost American poet of the greatness possible in the human spirit, and in the spirit of a vital democracy
Richard Gambino studied at New York University. He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The professional career of Richard Gambino was related to the service at City University of New York Queens College. In 1973, he initiated the Italian-American Studies program at the institution.
A year later, he published his first book, ‘Blood of My Blood: The Dilemma of the Italian Americans’ where he analyzed the many issues facing Italian Americans, particularly those of gender, sex, and religion. According to critics, it was Gambino’s personal experience as an Italian American that distinguishes the book from other existing works on the Italian American people. The same year, Gambino along with Ernest Falbo and Bruno Arcudico founded an academic journal titled Italian Americana. In 1975, he was appointed to the United States Bicentennial Commission by President Gerald Ford.
Gambino’s next book, ‘Vendetta: A True Story of the Worst Lynching in America, the Mass Murder of Italian Americans in New Orleans in 1891, the Vicious Motivations behind It, and the Tragic Repercussions That Linger to This Day’, appeared in 1977. It took a close look at the 1891 New Orleans murder of a popular police superintendent.
Gambino’s first work of fiction, ‘Bread and Roses’, saw the print in 1981. The book portrayed the multigenerational story of a Sicilian family and their struggle in late nineteenth-century America. While the work is fiction, it did reference numerous historical events.
From 1984 to 1992, Richard Gambino served at the New York State Council on the Humanities. In the middle of the 1990s, he was invited as a full-time visiting professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he served for seven semesters.
(Camerado is a play presenting the very dramatic life and ...)2013
(Richard Gambino sweeps away the distortions to reveal, in...)1974
(Richard Gambino launches his vigorous and incisive invest...)1990
(This poignant and whimsical account of growing up in New ...)2005
(A book by William Mackintire Salter with an introduction ...)1968
(The book on which the film with Christopher Walken was based)1977
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"Gambino is a competent storyteller who keeps the narrative moving quickly and provides colorful background material." Barbara A. Bannon, American editor