Mario Puzo





Mario Puzo

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born
in Manhattan, New York, The United States
October 15, 1920

died
July 02, 1999

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Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer stationed in Germany. In 1950, his first short story, The Last Christmas, was published in American Vanguard. After the war, he wrote his first book, The Dark Arena, which was published in 1955.

At periods in the 1950s and early 1960s, Puzo worked as a writer/editor for publisher Martin Goodman's Magazine Management Company. Puzo, along with other writers l...more


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The Sicilian
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The Last Don
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Omerta
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The Fortunate Pilgrim
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The Fourth K
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Six Graves to Munich
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