The Sack of Rome by Alexander Stille
How a Beautiful European Country with a Fabled History and a Storied Culture Was Taken Over by a Man Named Silvio Berlusconi

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Award-winning author Alexander Stille has been called ?one of the best English-language writers on Italy? by the New York Times Book Review, and in The Sack of Rome he sets out to answer the question: What happens when vast wealth, a virtual media monopoly, and acute shamelessness combine in one man? Many are the crimes of Silvio Berlusconi, Stille argues, and, with deft analysis, he weaves them into a single mesmerizing chronicle?an epic saga of rank criminality, cronyism, and self-dealing at the highest levels of power.


 

About Alexander Stille

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Alexander Stille is the author of Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic, Benevolence and Betrayal, and The Future of the Past. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times.
 
Published July 31, 2007 by Penguin Books. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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However, Stille notes, the Italian business and political climate is notoriously corrupt, making it somewhat hard to cast all the blame on the man he depicts as a mix of rogue, huckster and visionary.

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How Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s richest man, changed the face of his country’s politics.

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How Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s richest man, changed the face of his country’s politics.

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