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Mario Puzo - Author

About the Author

Author of numerous bestsellers, the classic chronicler of the American Mafia, and scriptwriter of the Superman movies, Mario Puzo died in 1999.

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Godfather Multivoice Presentation

Godfather Multivoice Presentation

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars.The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power. His command post is a fortress on Long Island from which he presides over a vast underground empire that includes the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions. His influence runs through all levels of American society, from the cop on the beat to the nation's mighty.Mario Puzo, a master storyteller, introduces us to unforgettable characters, and the elements of this world explode to life in this violent and impassioned chronicle.

The Fourth K

The Fourth K

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2014

A new Kennedy has been elected president. A man who has inherited all the good looks, wealth, and youthful idealism of his famous uncles. He is Francis Xavier Kennedy - and suddenly the old dynastic dream of a better America again seems possible. But the energetic new president is also haunted by the darker side of the Kennedy legacy - a legacy of tragedy that he may be powerless to escape. When his daughter is kidnapped by terrorists, President Kennedy is forced to make desperate decisions. As his violent reprisals take effect, the world holds its breath. A compelling, prescient and engrossing novel from the author of The Godfather.

The Sicilian

The Sicilian

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him. At sea amid the treacheries of a brutal and unfamiliar land, Michael must find a way through the labyrinthine deceits that surround him, while Giuliano prepares himself for a final confrontation with Don Croce, Capo di Capi of the Sicilian Mafia. A novel of explosive suspense, heroic action - and evil on an epic scale. In the hands of Mario Puzo's brilliantly sinister talent, the reader comes to know again the terrible magic of the Mafia.

Making of the Godfather

Making of the Godfather

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

In this entertaining and insightful essay, Mario Puzo chronicles his rise from struggling writer to overnight success after the publication of The Godfather. With equal parts cynicism and humor, Puzo recounts the book deal and his experiences in Hollywood while writing the screenplay for the movie. Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Evans, Peter Bart, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino all make appearances-as does Frank Sinatra, in his famous and disastrous encounter with Puzo. First published in 1972, the essay is now available as an ebook for the first time. A must-have for every Godfather fan! Featuring a foreword by Ed Falco, author of The Family Corleone.

Der Pate

Der Pate

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2012

Ein mitreiender Mafia-ThrillerDer kleine Vito entkommt als Einziger einem Massaker in seinem Heimatort auf Sizilien. Er flieht nach New York und wird als Erwachsener zum gefrchteten Paten der amerikanischen Mafia. Aber ihn beherrscht nur ein Gedanke: Er will den Mord an seiner Familie rchen. "e;Im New York der 30er Jahre haben einige italienische Grofamilien die Stadt unter sich aufgeteilt. Wetten, Bestechung und Schmuggel gehren zu den krummen Geschften der Mnner, die ihrem Paten Don Vito Corleone absolute Treue geschworen haben. Alles luft nach den festen Regeln der ehrenwerten Gesellschaft ab - bis ein Bandenkrieg ausbricht. Mario Puzo beschreibt das Bandenmilieu detailgetreu und unheimlich mitreiend. Keine Angst vor den vielen Seiten, die hat man in null Komma nix gelesen."e; (Brigitte)

The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2012

A CLASSIC TALE OF THE LOVES, CRIMES AND STRUGGLES CONFRONTED BY ONE FAMILY OF IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY. From the barren farms of Italy to the cramped tenements of New York, Lucia Santa - wife, widow and mother of two families - must steer them through the Depression and the early years of war as they adapt to life in a strange land. However, she cannot prevent the conflict between Italian and American values - nor the violence and bloodshed which must surely follow...

The Dark Arena

The Dark Arena

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2012

MARIO PUZO'S FIRST ACCLAIMED NOVEL, BEFORE HIS CREATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, THE GODFATHER. AN ASTOUNDING STORY OF CORRUPTION AND BETRAYAL. Hardened by the brutality and desceration of three long years of war, Walter Mosca returns to America a changed man. But he has no sooner arrived than he knows he must run back to the land of the enemy, to find the woman who accepts the rage and cruelty of the world around her. In Germany, where the bitter aftermath of war is everything apparent, American cigarettes will buy almost anything. Mosca now faces a different kind of war, one in which he must make a fateful decision - between love and ambition, passion and greed, life and death...

Fools Die

Fools Die

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2012

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER OF THE GODFATHER A STORY OF BIG-TIME GAMBLERS IN A FEVERISH WORLD WHERE LAW AND ORGANISED CRIME ARE ONE AND THE SAME... From New York to Las Vegas, Merlyn and his brother Artie obey their own code of honour in the ferment of contemporary America - a world of greed, lust, violence and betrayal, where the power of corruption and the corruption of power are nowhere better explored.

Die Corleones

Die Corleones

Author: Mario Puzo, Edward Falco Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2012

New York, 1933. Die Aufhebung der Prohibition steht kurz bevor und die Stadt bekommt ihren ersten italienisch-stammigen Burgermeister. Vito Corleone ist bereits mehr als nur der einfache Geschaftsmann, fur den er sich ausgibt, doch langst noch nicht der machtige Pate, der er werden wird. Er muss sich gegen den brutalen Mariposa, den obersten Boss der Bosse, zur Wehr setzen, mit rachsuchtigen irischen Gangs fertig werden und den gefahrlichen Luca Brasi besanftigen, der seinen Sohn zu toten droht. All das, wahrend er versucht seine Kinder, besonders den jahzornigen Sonny, vor der Welt des Verbrechens zu beschutzen. Aber Sonny entdeckt das Geheimnis seines Vaters und zwingt ihn zum Handeln.

Level 4: The Godfather Book and MP3 Pack

Level 4: The Godfather Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Mario Puzo, Mario Puzo Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/11/2011

Contemporary / British English Don Vito Corleone is the 'Godfather' of New York's richest Mafia family. His business is built on fear and murder. Vito's son Michael wants a quiet life away from the family business. But that's not easy, and slowly Michael becomes the most dangerous gangster of them all... This Pack contains a Book and MP3

Fools Die

Fools Die

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2010

From the blockbuster author of The Godfather comes this bold international bestseller about the feverish world of a big-time gambler. Merlyn and his brother, Artie, obey their own code of honor in the ferment of contemporary America, where law and organized crime are one and the same. Set within America's golden triangle of corruption and excess-New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas-the novel plunges into the glittering and ruthless worlds of gambling, publishing, and the film industry, where greed, lust, and violence hold sway. As high rollers, hustlers, and scheming manipulators use power, sex, and betrayal to win, the strongest survive-but fools die. This is a novel only Mario Puzo could have written.

Der letzte Pate

Der letzte Pate

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2009

Vendetta in HollywoodDie Enkel des mchtigen Mafiabosses Don Clericuzio, Cross und Dante, gehen gegen den Willen ihres Grovaters eigene Wege. Cross steigt in das von der Mafia gemiedene Filmgeschft ein, Dante bringt den Clan durch sein hitzkpfiges Verhalten in Schwierigkeiten. Die Unberlegtheit der beiden jungen Mnner fhrt die Familie an den Rand des Abgrunds, es kommt zum Showdown in Hollywood. Doch einer hat die Fden nie aus der Hand gegeben - der letzte Pate. "e;Puzo in Hochform."e; (Time)"e;Eine fesselnde Geschichte voll unvergesslicher Figuren."e; (USA Today)"e;Das unterhaltsamste Buch seit Der Pate (New York Times)

Der Sizilianer

Der Sizilianer

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

Im Fadenkreuz der MafiaSizilien 1950: Die Zeit des Exils auf Sizilien neigt sich fr Michael Corleone dem Ende zu. Sein Vater, der mchtige Don, hat ihn beauftragt, den jungen sizilianischen Mafioso Salvatore Giuliano nach Amerika zu begleiten. Fr das sizilianische Volk ist Giuliano ein Held, doch mit seinem Kampf gegen die korrupte Regierung in Rom hat er sich einflussreiche Feinde geschaffen. Nicht nur die Polizei ist ihm auf den Fersen, sondern auch der mchtige Mafiaboss Don Croce. Wird es Michael gelingen, den Auftrag seines Vaters auszufhren?

Fortunate Pilgrim

Fortunate Pilgrim

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2009

Before The Godfather and The Last Don, Mario Puzo wrote The Fortunate Pilgrim, a novel many believe to be one of the classics of Italian-American fiction. In this special edition, Mario Puzo's legions of fans will discover a different side of this legendary author, writing for the first time about an Italian family in which a woman holds the power.Lucia Santa has traveled three thousand miles of dark ocean, from the mountain farms of Italy to the streets of New York, hoping for a better life. Instead, she finds herself in Hell's Kitchen, in a bad marriage, raising six children on her own. As Lucia struggles to hold her family together, her daughter confronts the adult world of work and romance while her eldest son is drawn into the Mafia. Meanwhile, her youngest son aspires to American pursuits she cannot understand.

Last Don

Last Don

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2009

The Last Don is Mario Puzo at his finest, thrilling us with his greatest Mafia novel since The Godfather, a masterful saga of the last big American crime family and its powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. Domenico Clericuzio, the wise and ruthless don of a mafia empire, is determined to see his heirs established in legitimate society. But this vision is threatened when secrets from the family's past spark a vicious war between two blood cousins. This is a mesmerizing tale that takes us inside the equally corrupt worlds of the mob, the movie industry, and the casinos, where beautiful actresses and ruthless hit men are ruled by lust and violence, where sleazy producers and greedy studio heads are drunk with power, where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, and where one man controls them all.

The Family

The Family

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

'We are a family,' Alexander told his children. 'And the loyalty of the family must come before everything and everyone else. We must learn from each other, protect each other, and be bound first and foremost to each other. For if we honour that commitment, we will never be vanquished - but if we falter in that loyalty, we will all be condemned' In a tale of brutality and betrayal that crowns Mario Puzo's remarkable career, he brings us the story of the greatest crime family in Italian history - the Borgias.

Omerta

Omerta

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Omerta, the Sicilian code of silence, has been the cornerstone of the Mafia's sense of honour for centuries. Born in the Sicilian hills, omerta carried the Mafia through a hundred years of change, but now at the century's end it is becoming a relic from a bygone age. Honour may be silent - but money talks. New York - a mob boss is assassinated. His nephew Astorre Viola and the head of the city's FBI both launch investigations into the murder. But this time silence spreads like a contagion: the silence of rival gangs, the silence of crooked bankers, even the silence of the courts. The world of the Mafia is riven with greed, and Viola knows that now is the time to claim his destiny...

Level 4: The Godfather

Level 4: The Godfather

Author: Mario Puzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2008

Contemporary / British English (Available April 2008) Don Vito Corleone is the Godfather' of New York's richest Mafia family. His business is built on fear and murder. Vito's son Michael wants a quiet life away from the family business. But that's not easy, and slowly Michael becomes the most dangerous gangster of them all

Family

Family

Author: Mario Puzo Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2004

Dazzling, passionate, a masterwork that ranks with Puzos best. Nicholas Pileggi, author of WiseguysOne of his most satisfying works.A thoroughly entertaining posthumous present from one of the masters of popular fiction. BooklistMario Puzos final masterwork. A sweeping epic saga of corruption, greed, treachery, and sin, The Family is the ultimate crowning achievement of the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist who gave the world The Godfather, arguably the greatest Mafia crime novel ever written. In The Family, Puzowhom the Washington Post calls, A serious American talentplunges reader into the colorful tumult of the Italian Renaissance, immersing them in the roiling intrigues and deadly affairs of the remarkable family whose name has always been synonymous with power, corruption, poison, and murder: the infamous Borgias.

RC 498 Omerta

RC 498 Omerta

Author: Mario Puzo Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/05/2000

Omerta is the Mafia code of silence. So when an important mob boss is assassinated no one will talk. His nephew and the head of the New York FBI begin their own investigations into his murder, but the silence spreads like a contagion - the silence of rival gangs, the silence of crooked bankers - even the silence of the courts...But the world of the Mafia is a world without integrity and riven with greed, where everyone has a price.

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