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By Alan Friedman

ISBN-10: 0316301973

ISBN-13: 9780316301978

Inspired by way of the Frost/Nixon interviews, and Walter Isaacson's author-subject dating to Steve Jobs, Alan Friedman tells the tale of Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media wealthy person grew to become top minster who has ruled Italian lifestyles for the previous 20 years. Berlusconi has cooperated with the bestselling writer and award-winning journalist within the telling of his lifestyles tale. Warts and all. From the bunga-bunga events to his so much mystery moments with international leaders. The ebook is wealthy in anecdotes and revelations regarding Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Geroge W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mickhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, and so forth.
Berlusconi's really good upward thrust to strength begun from not anything. A self-created guy, he was once a cruise send crooner as a tender guy, grew to become a true property wealthy person within the '70s, all started the 1st advertisement tv community in heritage, and grew to become AC Milan right into a world-class football membership. And that used to be all prior to he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to turned best minister who has not just served the longest in Italian heritage, but in addition has generated the main controversy of arguably any international chief this day. All of so one can be explored completely and candidly in those pages in a ebook that reads like a mystery.

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Silvio Berlusconi agreed to my terms. ” In the seventeen months that followed, from the tumultuous spring of 2014 until the end of the summer of 2015, I observed Berlusconi up close, mainly at home. We had numerous conversations and interviews during a period full of emotion for Berlusconi, a period marked by a fair amount of bitterness and defeat and at the same time a period of constant planning for a political comeback. In some ways I watched a real-life psychodrama playing out before my eyes.

What kind of childhood produced this pleasure-seeking young charmer? Berlusconi came up in the world the old-fashioned way, from a lower middle-class family that in his early years lived amid the deprivation of wartime Italy. He was born on September 29, 1936, to a bank clerk named Luigi who would eventually rise to the ranks of management, and to a housewife named Rosa who would later work as a secretary at the Pirelli tire company in Milan. The Berlusconi family lived in a small apartment in a none too salubrious neighborhood of Milan that was nicknamed “The Island,” a kind of no-man’s-land situated near a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks and sandwiched between the grunge of the city’s two biggest train stations, one of them Porta Garibaldi and the other Milan’s Stazione Centrale, the equivalent of Grand Central Station.

But I would read up on the places and then I would become a tour guide. m. until midnight and the passengers danced, and then from midnight until three in the morning I was the soloist again as Une Voix e Une Guitare. ” Berlusconi says he used to do a fair number of Frank Sinatra songs, but his true passion was French love songs. “I specialized in Italian songs at first, and I would write the lyrics while Fedele wrote the music. But I loved the French repertoire. I loved the French love songs. I guess that is because I went to Paris for a while.

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