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Liszt's Dante Symphony: A Historical Thriller about the Arts & Deceptive Arts

Liszt's Dante Symphony: A Historical Thriller about the Arts & Deceptive Arts

by Rich DiSilvio


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"Liszt's Dante Symphony" is an enigmatic tale of murder and covert spy rings amid the turbulent rise of Bismarck's Prussia, which leads to Hitler's infernal Third Reich.

Following the life of Angelo Di Purezza Jr., whose father was a student and (unbeknownst to him) fellow spy of Liszt's, the reader is taken on a journey of suspense and intrigue that cascades over two generations.

During those years Europe would experience numerous revolutions and witness two World Wars, thus emulating the horrors foretold in Dante's "Inferno" and Liszt's symphony, as Hitler's poison gas and human incinerators, coupled with a fiery barrage of weapons, turned the world into a Hellish cauldron of death and destruction.

A stellar cast of historical characters fill the pages, including Franz Liszt, Napoleon III, Pope Pius IX, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Gustave Dore, Albert Einstein, a string of Nazi commanders, and their diabolical leader, Adolf Hitler.

DiSilvio's mastery of history and the arts shines, making this tale an exciting amalgamation of politics, religion, classical music, and the visual arts, coupled with secret codes, murder, suspense, sacrifices, and ample doses of wit, humor and even romance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981762531
Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/08/2011
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rich DiSilvio is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written books, historical articles and commentaries for magazines and online resources. His historical tome on Western civilization, "The Winds of Time", has received accolades from professors, journalists and the general public.

DiSilvio personally pioneered and programmed the first interactive CD-ROM learning software for autism in 1999, the Autism Academy, which offered an ABA program.

DiSilvio's work in the music and entertainment industries includes commentaries on the great composers, while his artwork and new media advertisements have graced the projects of many star celebrities and supergroups, such as Cher, Pink Floyd, Yes, Moody Blues, John Lennon, Willy Nelson, Jewel, Sheryl Crow and many others. He has also worked on special interest projects, such as "Killing Hitler", "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" and others.

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