Berlusconi: The Epic Story of the Billionaire Who Took Over by Alan Friedman

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By Alan Friedman

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 rich person became leading minster who has ruled Italian lifestyles for the earlier two decades. 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 such a lot mystery moments with global leaders. The e-book is wealthy in anecdotes and revelations concerning Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Geroge W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mickhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, etc.
Berlusconi's extraordinary upward push to strength began from not anything. A self-created guy, he used to be a cruise send crooner as a tender guy, grew to become a true property wealthy person within the '70s, began the 1st advertisement tv community in background, and grew to become AC Milan right into a world-class football membership. And that was once all ahead of he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to grew to become best minister who has not just served the longest in Italian historical past, but additionally has generated the main controversy of arguably any global chief this present day. All of in order to be explored completely and candidly in those pages in a e-book that reads like a mystery.

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And Silvio’s old boyhood friend Fedele Confalonieri confirms that young Silvio was indeed a decent singer. “Yeah, Berlusconi had a good voice. He was quite the crooner, and at an early age,” says Confalonieri. “We did all the romantic Italian melodies, and he used to write love songs. But he really sang well in French, and even in English, he was pretty modern for the 1950s, pretty up-to-date. We used to play in dance halls in those days, they were the equivalent back then of discotheques today, except in those days we went to bed by midnight, while today people don’t even arrive at a disco until midnight.

We used to play in dance halls in those days, they were the equivalent back then of discotheques today, except in those days we went to bed by midnight, while today people don’t even arrive at a disco until midnight. “After playing in the dance halls we moved on to playing in nightclubs in Milan, and also at special occasions like parties and weddings. And yes, we did earn good money at the time. Berlusconi did a great rendition of ‘My Funny Valentine,’ he did a lot of Gershwin like ‘Embraceable You’ and ‘Lady, Be Good’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ and ‘The Man I Love,’ and then he had a whole repertoire of Frank Sinatra hits he would do, and then he would do songs by Jerome Kern and by Rodgers and Hammerstein, all the great hits from Broadway musicals.

As the weeks and months progressed, I would not be disappointed. Lucca, Tuscany August 26, 2015 PROLOGUE Silvio Berlusconi is at home alone. He is strolling through a garden in the middle of his 180-acre property, not far from the stables and the helipad. It is high summer and he is proceeding, hands in his pockets, along a tree-lined path that leads to his eighteenth-century seventy-room villa. As we approach the huge mansion, the borders of the walkway are lined with closely cropped hedges and terra-cotta pots full of geraniums.

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