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Dante Cosentino’s New Book is a Memoir of a Man Seeking the Real American Dream

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California (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

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.

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About the Author
Dante Cosentino was born and raised in Connecitut and left school at fifteen to hitchhike all up and down the East Coast. He joined the USAF and served during the Korean War. He worked at many different jobs, including as a drill press operator, a mail clerk, a short order cook, bartender, a partner in a night club, and later as a teacher at every grade level from junior high school in Harlem to high school and college in California. He studied at Wayne State University, New School for Social Research, Hunter College and received his B.A. from San Francisco State University. His graduate work includes four Master degrees, two from the University of California and two from San Diego State University. His PhD work was at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has visited every state in the United States and has lived for extended periods of time on the East Coast, the Mid-West and the West Coast. He has visited forty countries on six continents and has lived in four foreign countries.

PRIDE AND MEMORY * by Dante Cosentino
Publication Date: September 26, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 300 pages; 978-1-4836-9368-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 300 pages; 978-1-4836-9369-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-9370-5

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at

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