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Rich DiSilvio is the multi-award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction.

My Nazi Nemesis Wins the Gold Award in Readers' Favorite International Book Contest, and is a Finalist in the Goethe Awards Contest.

A Blazing Gilded Age and Meet My Famous Friends each win RF awards!

Rich DiSilvio

 

Fun & inspiring, Meet My Famous Friends
presents role models to kids of all ages
in a creative and fun fashion.

Don't miss Danny and the DreamWeaver,
written under the pen name Mark Poe!

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Tales of Titans Vol. I features concise and compelling semi-ficitional narratives of famous figures from ancient Rome to the Renaissance, coupled with nonfictional essays.

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Rich DiSilvio's literary works cover a vast canvas, from fictional thrillers and mysteries to non-fictional historical works as well as children's books. Professional reviewers and readers often credit DiSilvio's firm grasp of history, art, music, politiics etc. with making his novels vividly rich and authentic.

In Liszt's Dante Symphony, DiSilvio cleverly demonstrates how revolutionary leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries battled for domination in Europe, while spinning a complex fictional tale with spies, ciphers, and mysterious homicides that traversed two generations, from Bismarck's belligerent Prussia to Hitler's brutal Third Reich. Central to this Hellish whirlwind is the touching tale of a father and son, torn by war and baffling mysteries, yet compelled to take action.

In the award-winning novel A Blazing Gilded Age, DiSilvio once again covers the 19th century but on a different continent. While Europe was embroiled in wars America was chugging full-steam ahead in an industrial revolution that spawned such giants as J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and a firebrand politician named Theodore Roosevelt. The fictional framework of the novel centers on the ugly underbelly of this golden era to portray the hardships of a poor coal-mining family abused by the mine's ruthless owner, a highly productive yet warped and greedy man who ran roughshod under an unregulated capitalist system governed by corrupt and inept politicians.

In the Gold Award wining novel My Nazi Nemesis, DiSilvio covers the horrors of the Holocaust and subsequent fear amid the Cold War, while weaving a sinister tale with adrenaline-pumping rivalries, razor-sharp dialogue, jarring twists, and a shocking conclusion that reaches terrifying heights.

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Short Stories offers a rich collection of thrillers, mysteries, and historical vignettes from DiSilvio's past and present. Titles include The Night That Music Died, The Death Ray Mystery, Tito's Tortured Mind, Kennedy: Charismatic yet Reckless Leader, and more.

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Over the course of writing a solid collection of books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, DiSilvio has treated titanic figures of antiquity, like Julius Caesar, Augustus, Cleopatra, Nero, and Constantine; icons of the middle ages, such as Charlemagne and Dante; Renaissance geniuses and rulers, like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, the Medicis, the Borgias, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth, and Shakespeare, to the bold leaders that shaped the revolutionary times that followed, including Napoleon I and III, Otto von Bismarck, Garibaldi, and Pope Pius IX.

In addition to all the giants of antiquity featured in The Winds of Time, DiSilvio masterfully analyzed the founding fathers, and a vast assortment of scientists and inventors, including Edison, Tesla, Marconi, Einstein, and Enrico Fermi, all of whom had catapulted mankind into a new Electro-Atomic Age, one that would literally explode years later during World War II, as Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Hirohito all vied for world conquest, unleashing a fury so intense that it spread across the globe like a toxic hell-fire.

Moreover, DiSilvio deftly covered the Cold War years, leading up to the War on Terror, which still haunts us today. Accompanying that plethora of political leaders, scientists and inventors, DiSilvio has written thought-provoking commentaries on numerous religious leaders, as well as on great explorers, like Columbus and John Smith; great classical composers, including Mozart, Liszt and Wagner; great architects, such as Bramante and McKim, Mead & White; and a host of other titanic figures that shaped Western civilization.

Due to DiSilvio's expertise in the fields of art and music, all of his books feature various great artists, such as Caravaggio, Albert Beirsdtadt, Caspar David Friedrich, Gustave Doré, Thomas Nast, Renoir, Dali and Picasso among others, and numerous composers, such as Franz Liszt, Antonín Dvorak, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Alfredo Casella, Felix Mendelssohn and modern musicians, including Elvis Presley, Dion, the Four Seasons, Emerson, Lake and Plamer, Yes, and many more.

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Liszt's Dante Symphony A Blazing Gilded Age The Winds of Time