Giuseppe Rocco, an Italian immigrant, raises himself from nothing to immense wealth and political influence in northern California through his self-made scavenger business and a series of shrewd land investments. His money and power allow him to possess a bride of high birth and breeding, and through their loveless marriage Giuseppe Rocco becomes the patriarch of a dynasty of three sons: Joey, Johnny, and Matthew. Everyone is stunned when eighteen-year-old Joey abruptly runs off to Reno to wed Sally Martinez, a penniless ...

Giuseppe Rocco 1998, Arte Publico Press

ISBN-13: 9781558852280

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