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“To refute a book that encompassed seven volumes, Filippo required a four-volume set, so many were the misrepresentations he found. When the book Historical and Political Research on the United States of North America went to the press for the long process of being typeset and printed, he had time to entertain friends in either his residence or at the ambassador’s residence if Jefferson wanted to make their deeper acquaintance as well.”

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 57 in a series – Setting The Record Straight

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“To occupy his time between business meetings, and to continue his support for the Constitutional Society, Filippo took up a task Jefferson had let fall fallow. A new seven volume book, published by Abbot Raynal, purported to tell all the real news of the European settlements in North America, but those who had actually traveled to the United States found it riddled with mistakes.”

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The Mentoris Project Podcast: Building Wealth with Author, Robert Barbera [Audio]

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Our guest this episode is Robert Barbera author of Building Wealth: From Shoeshine Boy to Real Estate Magnate. In the course of the interview, Robert offers readers a look into how he defines wealth — along with some tips on obtaining that sort of wealth for themselves.


About the Author

Robert Barbera is a proud Italian-American. His immigrant parents taught him the value of hard work and the importance of family. He made his first stock investment in 1954, only four years out of high school, and bought his first building in 1961. Through hard work, dedication, focus, and the support of his family, he now has 500 units and multiple subsidiary companies, making real estate the cornerstone of his success.

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 56 in a series – Mazzei and Jefferson in Paris

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Filippo hurried to Paris to spend as much time with Jefferson as possible, having heard that his friend still grieved over Martha’s loss.

On their second night dining together, Jefferson found himself sharing his correspondence with Filippo. Some came from their friends in the United States, some from diplomats around Europe. As he opened them, Jefferson tried to focus on those involving business and avoid those still offering condolences for her loss.

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The Mentoris Project Podcast: Fermi’s Gifts with Author, Kate Fuglei [Audio]

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Today’s guest is Kate Fuglei, author of Fermi’s Gifts: A Novel Based on the life of Enrico Fermi. Fermi is known as the “architect of the nuclear age” and for his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II. 


About the Author

An actress, singer, and writer, Fuglei created a one-woman show, Rachel Calof,  based on the memoir of a Jewish homesteader, and has performed it around America. It won Best Musical at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. Fuglei has appeared in more than forty roles in episodic television and film, and she was in the First National Broadway tour of Spring Awakening

Based in Los Angeles, she has played leading roles in regional theaters across the country, among them Arena Stage, the Public Theater in NYC, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Two of her short stories appear as part of Sister Writereaters, a book of essays about motherhood and food. katefuglei.com

Fuglei is the author of two Mentoris Project books: Fermi’s Gifts: A Novel Based on the Life of Enrico Fermi and The Soul of a Child: A Novel Based on the Life of Maria Montessori.

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 55 in a series – Washington and Lafayette

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“At Mount Vernon Filippo shared lunch with Washington and the conversation revolved around their mutual admiration of the Marquis de Lafayette.

“How I wish he were here to share in the bounty he helped us bring to our countrymen,” Washington said in a toast to the Frenchman he had treated like his own son during the conflict.

“Did you know he once told me that we have King George’s brother to thank for Lafayette’s interest in our fledgling country?” Filippo asked the retired General.”

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The Mentoris Project Podcast: A.P. Giannini: The People’s Banker by Francesca Valente [Audio]

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The Mentoris Project Podcast: A.P. Giannini: The People’s Banker by Francesca Valente

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Today’s guest Francesca Valente, author of A.P. Giannini: The People’s Banker.

In spite of devastating personal obstacles, such as the death of his father, Giannini became the world’s leading banker of the twentieth century. Raised by hardworking peasant immigrants in what was considered a backwater area of California, Giannini received his economic education in an unconventional way, paving the way for his rise to prosperity.  

Founding the Bank of Italy for poor immigrant families, he wanted to overcome the barriers put in place by the conservative current banking elite to fulfill the dreams of “little guys.”  

Soon, the Bank of Italy became the Bank of America and the poor Italian was now in a position to help dreamers such as Walt Disney achieve their own dreams. Giannini also shaped the San Francisco skyline by financing the bold Golden Gate Bridge. His influences and hard work can be seen all over the country, simply because he believed in “a more general distribution of wealth and happiness.” 

About the Author

A journalist and a cultural mediator, Dr. Francesca Valente was director of several Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC) in North America for more than thirty years. In her most recent post in Los Angeles, she coordinated the eight IIC of USA and Canada. She produced several short films, edited over 100 catalogues and publications, and translated thirty-five works by such renowned authors as Margaret Atwood, Giorgio Bassani, Leonard Cohen, Northrop Frye, Marshall McLuhan, Michael Ondaatje, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. She has lectured at University of California at Berkeley; University of Southern California; LUISS University and La Sapienza, Rome.

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God’s Messenger: The Astounding Achievements of Mother Cabrini – The Mentoris Project Podcast [Audio]

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Today’s guest is Nicole Gregory, author of God’s Messenger: The Astounding Achievements of Mother Cabrini. Mother Cabrini was a Catholic nun who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was the first naturalized citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1946.

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