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Zambelli: The First Family of Fireworks: A Story of Global Success Paperback – September 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0839792994 ISBN-10: 0839792999
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About the Author

Gianni DeVincent Hayes, Ph.D., is the author of The Last of the Wallendas and Move It! Her work has appeared in People, US, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Parade, Mature Years, Grit, and Writer's Digest. She lives in Salisbury, Maryland.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Paul S. Eriksson (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0839792999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0839792994
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,366,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Gianni DeVincenti Hayes has been writing & speaking professionally for 30 years. She earned her Ph.D Summa cum Laude in English, literature & world/comparative studies from the University of Maryland College Park (focus in humanities--writing, comparative literature, religion, history, politics, philosophy, art). Both masters were earned at Duquesne University with high honor in scientific research, educational administration & technology; her B.S. from VMC/Gannon University is in biology/chemistry where she was honored with Distinguished Alumni Award. She attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years in a doctoral program in instructional technology/communications where she earned The Letter of Highest Commendation. She was endowed to the University of Rochester's writing program for 5 summers & to Middlebury College's prestigious Bread Loaf Writing Program. She earned a Doctor of Ministry in 2013.

She speaks internationally, especially for cruises, on globalism, politics, religion, and current events, and she is a recipient of many tributes, as well as a former college professor & department chair, and author of 24 novels & nonfiction books. She writes screenplays, was a print & online syndicated columnist for 22 newspapers nationally and interntionally. She hosted a radio talk show on American Voice Station, which features noted authors, celebrities, politicians, culture and religion; it is heard worldwide on AM/FM stations nationwide and the internet, among other venues. Many of her guests are noted personalities, such as TV news correspondent Bernard Goldberg, Congressman Kucinich, Vince Bugliosi (Manson trials), Dr. & Ambassador Alan Keyes, Judge Napolitano, Phyllis Schlafly, Mel Gibson's father and chef, and many others. Dr. Hayes also speaks on politics and eschatology (religion, philosophy and history with Bible prophecy).

She founded The Writers Bloc, Inc, on 1992, was distinguished at many authors' receptions, featured in Contemporary Authors Encyclopedia, nominated for the Governor's Award of Writing, and was honored at her undergraduate college for Women's History Month 2003 where she gave a campus presentation. She has been unanimously voted into her high school Hall of Fame Award for Distinguished Alumni.

Gianni DeVincenti Hayes, Ph.D has been honored by her doctoral school alma mater by setting up an archive of her papers, in her name, in the University Libraries. The collection consists of her books, various manuscripts, instructional materials she created as a college department chair & associate professor, her business reports, speaking materials, and personal correspondences with other authors and people of note. She also co-hosted a television show on Public Access TV>

She served on the Board of Directors for Pemberton Hall, and for her HOA, and is President Emeritus and Founder of the Writers Bloc, Inc.; she also served as Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the University of Maryland ES. Too, she is an equal partner in two corporations, and belongs to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Authors Guild and the National Writers Union.

She writers under several pen names, has over 100 articles & short stories published in major newspapers & national magazines, including books published in print & in electronic form. Research, biographies, current events, and eschatological topics are subjects of experience. She has appeared nationwide in newspapers and magazines, and on dozens of national radio and television shows, including A & E Biography, and Pennsylvania Cable Network TV, comprised of 145 stations statewide & nine million viewers.

When not speaking around the world, Dr. Hayes enjoys oil painting and listening to classical music, and reading. She is married with two daughters and four grandbabies.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Carol on August 27, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Since I was a little girl I looked forward to any event, holiday or occasion that would feature fireworks. Just ike jewelry for the sky, fireworks adorn the clouds and stars and make them appear even more splendid than they are already.

How fun to learn not only about the people who bring these shows to us-- but what goes into putting them together.

It is like being at a broadway show and getting a chance to peek behind the curtain.

I enjoyed the friendly, family flabor of the book and will surely look to the sky with new insight during my next fireworks experience.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By pyrodon on January 9, 2005
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I have been working with the Zambelli family for a very long time an everything that was said in this book is the truth an very accurate, the only oyther state i can make is that the world lost on of the greatest man it has ever seen when we lost George he was even more than this book could ever explain when it came to working for him he was the best!!!!! there is ,was an never will be anyone like him ever in this great world !!! the wwhole Zambelli family are the defination of class they will do anything when you say a family this is the greaest complaint we coulg give them they have givin this world so much an still do . as a review of this book well I am not all the best at doing this but when you know the family all I can say please give us more that family is one on the gerat ones in this world!!!!!!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kylie Dashiell on November 20, 2005
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The world renowned Zambellis seem to me to be such a modest group of people for, all their success, and class. I learned a lot about this family through this biography which is outstanding. The characters are drawn real; the pictures are magnificine; the writing is exceptional...even the recipes seem good. Great book!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jonni Cellina on November 15, 2005
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Exceptional writing, an interesting family, colorful photos, and recipes for every holiday make this book an excellent one. I bought a couple for Christmas gifts. I don't think anyone has explained fireworks and the people behind them as well as this book does.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Singleton on November 10, 2005
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My family and I loved this book. We thought it might be too technical but instead it was a joy and gave lots of good info on the fireworks business and a very interesting family.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amy Sheraton on November 24, 2005
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When you find a good book you need to treasure it. This one on the Zambelli family has to be first choice. I like how the author combined an extraordinary family's life with the history, techniques and manufacturing of fireworks. Everything is exceptional about this book, and the writing is enjoyable.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J.Jaimie Meyers on November 26, 2005
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This is more than a biography of a famous familyl it's a history of pyrotechnics which also explains the manufacturing and exhibiting of fireworks. It even has holiday recipes that correlate with fireworks. Well written. Interesting family.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Thelma Stevens on November 12, 2005
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Everything about this book is good: The writing, the Zambelli family, the history on fireworks, the manufacturing of fireworks, and even the fireworks recipes. This is worth every penny I paid. I'm giving it to my husband for Christmas.
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