SURVIVAL by Giulio Di Giacomo
World War II and the Aftermath North of Cassino Through the Eyes of a Ten-Year-Old, and His Immigration to the United States.

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%The book is about WWII and recounts with details and realism the suffering of an entire village population north of Cassino during the frigid months of 1943-1944, forced by the Germans to evacuate with their children and aging parents, without much food and clothing, likely to die by a bullet, starvation, or freezing in a mountainside. It is a true story of tragic events afflicting innocent people, living in caves and huts pervious to rain and hardly protective against the bitter winter, and also a historical and human account that reveals the true nature and instinct of people while risking their lives for survival every day. It exposes the unsung tragedy of civilians in a ravaging war as lived by a ten-year-old for nine months.

About Giulio Di Giacomo

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Giulio Di Giacomo worked with the Navy as a research Physicist and Senior Task Leader, published technical papers in ultrasonics and X-ray diffraction, and received two patents. While in IBM since 1970, authored Reliability of Electronic Packages and Semiconductor Devices, coauthored Electrochemistry of Semiconductors and Electronics, and wrote chapters in several books. Published 55 papers, was awarded 20 patents, and contributed to the development of key IBM technologies. Promoted to Advisory Engineer, Senior Engineer, and finally Member of Senior Technical Staff. Holds a BS in Physics from Brooklyn College and a MS in Physics from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he pursued extensive graduate work in Metallurgical Engineering all while working. He is an expert in microelectronics reliability.
Published April 20, 2005 by AuthorHouse. 383 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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