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Mario Puzo
Biography
Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His bestselling novel The Godfather, (1969) was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). In 1978, he published Fools Die, followed by The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1990), and the second installment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller and the highest-rated TV miniseries of 1997.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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Chronology
*The Dark Arena, 1955
*The Fortunate Pilgrim, 1964
*The Godfather, 1969
*The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions, 1972
*Inside Las Vegas, 1977
*Fools Die, 1978
*The Sicilian, 1984
*The Fourth K (audio), 1991
*The Last Don, 1996
*Omerta, 2000
*The Family, 2001
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