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The House on Garden Street by Joseph D. Gallo
 True story of a Kenosha, WI, cop who was gunned down and how his family and community responds.

"The heartwarming story uses vivid imagery to make the scenes of Kenosha
come alive." --Diane Giles, Old Kenosha columnist, Midweek Bulletin

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"This book is inside us.  It's a wonderful journey into the past." --Father Dominic Roscioli, Kenosha In Neighborhoods (KIN)

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"Gallo's book describes Kenosha as a city that is ready, willing and able to provide help for people in need.  As (Gallo) said in an interview, 'Kenosha is the hero in this book - the whole city and all its people.' " --Kenosha News editorial

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"The House on Garden Street is a highly interesting book. It was very refreshing to read an author's viewpoint of a typical Italian family in Kenosha during the early part of the century. This book is so much more realistic than the stories of the Mafia-related families featured in some books and television. It's a great and inspiring story." --Julius (Jule) Ventura

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"Joseph Gallo captures the immigrant experience of the Italian-Americans who decided to make Kenosha home. The murder (of Antonio Pingitore) left a poor widow and eight children in an age before social security and welfare programs. The author create(s) a dimension of reality that goes beyond the documented facts. ... (he) recreates all of the tragedy, sadness, despair, fear, apprehension and hope that the Pingitore family experienced after their world was torn apart." --Arlen Day

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"Kenosha as a community was developed and strengthened by the values and faith shown in our ethnic neighborhoods of earlier decades. It is the setting that The House on Garden Street effectively contrasts people of faith overcoming difficulties, and those who rely on lawless pursuits. The story exemplifies worthwhile local history that deals with people and their day-to-day concerns, their challenges, their values, as well as the mutual benefit of helping one another. The reader will get a meaningful look at Kenosha's early social environment while experiencing the tragic loss of a good father and police officer." --Dr. John J. Hosmanek

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