Welcome to DonMazzella.com
History Is About People—Rich, Poor, Famous, Infamous
Being a journalist for more than fifty years gave me, and continues to give me, the opportunity to interact witth individuals.
The author John O'Hara put it best about journalists. "They see people at the heights, depths of their lives. What a priviledge."
In the past, I have had the opportunity to be part of historical events, reported them to millions of readers, and enjoyed the perks and arrows associated with reporting.
From these experiences, I have created two books. One of fiction based on true events, the other an autobiography detailing my own changing life and that of America in the post World War II decades.
Creating, editing, publishing any book takes time, effort, and a certain sense of humbleness. For the two books featured on these pages the process has been particularly long.
Happily, this summer should see their publication.
Available now is An American Family Sampler. The first of a finished trilogy, it traces two families, one white, one black through the American centuries.
To hear me talk about the book on Jim Lowe's show click here.
Shortly to follow is a study of a changing post World War II America through the eyes of Italian-American growing up. Called, Frankie, If You Get Hurt, I’ll Kill You, it is the story of my parents, their families and the people around us.
Sample chapters are available now:
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