This Bitter Earth: Poignant Biography of 'Cheech' Caruso Exposes Tumultuous History of Italian-American Family

Jan 16, 2014 797

In February 1927, Dominic Cheech Caruso transitioned from 'just another' Italian immigrant in New York to the creator of national news after slashing the throat of a young doctor who had been caring for his just-deceased son.

While branded as a mobster by the media, Caruso's tragic life story offers a fascinating glimpse into the struggles thousands of Sicilians faced after giving up all they knew to start a new life in the United States.

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