The Mentoris Podcasts: Meet the authors of the Mentoris Project book series featuring Italians and Italian Americans who mentored Western Civilization. Through these interviews, you'll learn about a variety of famous artists, adventurers, explorers, educators, and philosophers. From Aquinas to Volta, Brunelleschi to Vespucci, Cicero to Verdi, their stories will come alive to you through these engaging conversations. Join us, and perhaps you’ll find a mentor of your own to inspire and guide you.
A Man Of Action Saving Liberty: A Novel Based On The Life Of Giuseppe Garibaldi with Author, Dr. Rosanne Welch
For the love of country. For the love of freedom. For the love of a woman. He fought.
Dark Labyrinth: A Novel Based On The Life Of Galileo Galilei With Author, Peter David Myers
From hero to heretic, would he live to see honor again?
A Boxing Trainer’s Journey: A Novel Based on the Life of Angelo Dundee with Author, Jonathan Brown
To train the greatest, he had to be the greatest.
Breaking Barriers: A Novel Based On The Life Of Laura Bassi with Author, Jule Selbo
They said, “No!” She asked, “Why?” The answer was always the same: “Because you’re a woman.”
Relentless Visionary: Alessandro Volta With Author, Michael Berick
If asked to list important inventors, few remember to include Alessandro Volta. Yet, his is a household name more spoken than that of Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers, or even Thomas Edison. That’s because the terms “volt” and “voltage” can be attributed to Volta, the inventor of the “Voltaic pile,” which is recognized as the first electric battery. A product of the Age of Enlightenment—a time when ideas about reason, science, literature and liberty took center stage—Volta employed a very modern, hands-on approach to his work. Though he had no formal education, he was the first person to identify the gas known as methane, and created the first authoritative list of conducting metals. Alessandro Volta saw things not just as they were, but as what they could be. He was a disrupter, an innovator and a visionary. Above all, he was relentless. Without Volta’s hunger to create and his drive to invent and discover, we might not have electric cars, laptops, cellphones, and hearing aids today.
The Faithful: A Novel Based on the Life of Giuseppe Verdi with Author, Collin Mitchell
Born in Italy at the tumultuous end of France’s influence in Europe, Giuseppe Verdi went on to become the world’s most recognizable name in opera.
Set against the rise of the Italian states in the middle of the nineteenth century, The Faithful depicts an artist bedeviled by his role not just as a composer, but as an unassuming icon of the Italian Unification and the birth of modern Italy.
Through chance encounters in gilded Milanese salons and the hushed politics of the Italian opera, we experience the struggles of a man conflicted by his role as an artist and by his commitment to a country yearning for independence.