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By Alan Friedman

Inspired via 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 tycoon grew to become top minster who has ruled Italian existence for the previous two decades. Berlusconi has cooperated with the bestselling writer and award-winning journalist within the telling of his existence tale. Warts and all. From the bunga-bunga events to his so much mystery moments with global leaders. The publication is wealthy in anecdotes and revelations concerning Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Geroge W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mickhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, and so on.
Berlusconi's amazing upward push to strength all started from not anything. A self-created guy, he was once a cruise send crooner as a tender guy, grew to become a true property magnate within the '70s, begun 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 grew to become leading 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 as a way to be explored completely and candidly in those pages in a publication that reads like a mystery.

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For the first time in this recollection of his childhood, his face lights up with that trademark thousand-watt smile of his as he proclaims his victory. ” When Berlusconi’s family finally returned to Milan after the end of the war, his parents decided to send him to a nearby Catholic school, in this case a Salesian college. For many families in postwar Italy, it was not unusual to give the schooling of one’s child over to the Salesian priests at the age of eleven or twelve. Wealthier, aristocratic families might send their children to be schooled by the Jesuits, but if you did not have that kind of social standing or if you lived on the wrong side of the tracks, it was the Salesians.

I knew that I had to give up. We hugged. And the next morning we left Paris. ” Then what Berlusconi’s father may have counted on happening by bringing the boy back to his studies actually happened. As soon as he graduated at the age of twenty-five from the University of Milan, Silvio Berlusconi began to display a natural flair for business. He made the leap from entertainer to fledgling entrepreneur. His showmanship became his salesmanship. He became a twenty-something deal maker. And being Berlusconi, he was thinking anything but small.

My host then pointed to a roll-out drawer that had buttons to control the music, the special mood lighting, or to summon the butler. Even the bathroom held a surprise. Embedded on either side of the mirror were two-inch TV screens, quite a technical achievement for the 1980s, in the days before Wi-Fi and LED. ” Today, not very much has changed at Arcore, except for the owner, who is nearly eighty. He has lived what can only be described as a larger-than-life trajectory, and today, in his native Italy, he is both hated and loved by millions of his countrymen.

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