The Sack of Rome

The Sack of Rome

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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.Berlusconi insisted that in fact he had made an enormous personal sacrifice by offering to lead the nation. ... leaning back wearily on the white couch in his living room, as if gathering his strength for one final attempt to make me see the light.

Title:The Sack of Rome
Author:Alexander Stille
Publisher:Penguin - 2007-07-31


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