Silvio Berlusconi: A Biography

Silvio Berlusconi: A Biography

by Steven Needham

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Silvio Berlusconi: A Biography by Steven Needham

ABOUT THE BOOK

Silvio Berlusconi is a polarizing politician who is sometimes adored and sometimes reviled by the people of Italy and by others around the world. An extremely wealthy and powerful man, Berlusconi rose to the top of European society and wielded considerable political influence over the country for over seventeen years. A media mogul, Berlusconi became an international celebrity due to his personal charisma and charm. Handsome and smooth, Berlusconi was very popular with women and his considerable libido led to many personal scandals.

Born into fairly modest circumstances, Berlusconi consolidated power and political influence and formed a coalition that maintained control of the Italian government for over a decade. He was often accused of dishonest or illegal connections and may have even had ties to the Mafia. Many Italians loved their Prime Minister, but when the Italian economy began to falter, Berlusconi's life began to look debased and overly hedonistic. His selfish behavior sent a message that that he cared little for his fellow countrymen. When he was forced to resign in 2012, Berlusconi left the Italian government in shame but he still remains one of that country's wealthiest citizens. This is his bizarre story from his mild-mannered beginnings to the present day.

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Steven Needham is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!

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Berlusconi was attacked for the first time in 2004, when a tourist in Rome hit him with a camera. Berlusconi was attending a rally in the capital's Piazza Navona, when a man approached him and hit him directly in the face. Later, it was revealed that the attacker came from Northern Italy and was a vocal critic of Berlusconi's political positions. The attacker later apologized for the incident in a letter to the Prime Minister.

In 2009, Silvio Berlusconi was attacked by a man during a political rally in the city of Milan. His lip was cut during the incident and he also suffered two broken teeth and a minor nose fracture. The man who assaulted the Prime Minister was wielding a souvenir model of Milan's cathedral, and he struck Berlusconi in the face with the object. The attacker, Massimo Tartaglia, was detained by police at the scene, and it was later revealed that he had a history of mental problems. Although the attacker did not have a particular political ideology, the incident was seen by the international press as growing evidence that Berlusconi was losing support in his own country.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Wikipedia+: Silvio Berlusconi
+ Introduction: The Weird, Wild World of Silvio Berlusconi
+ Early Life
+ Business Career
+ Political Career
+ ...and much more

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014374040
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 05/17/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 479 KB

About the Author

Steven Needham is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!

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