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Rich DiSilvio is an American multi-award-winning author and illustrator.

He has written for several print magazines on topics ranging from history, art, music, politics, architecture, the military, and more.

A native of New York City, Rich developed a passion for art, history, music and architecture at a very early age.

He attended Harold Stevenson's Academy of Traditional Painting.

More about Rich DiSilvio

Genres: Children's Book, Fantasy / SF, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Born: 1957

United States

Website: http://www.richdisilvio.com/

Non Series
  • The Winds of Time: An analytical study of the Titans who shaped Western Civilization (2008)
  • Liszt’s Dante Symphony (2011)
  • A Blazing Gilded Age (2012)
  • My Nazi Nemesis (2016)
  • Meet My Famous Friends (2016)
  • Hatred & Integrity: Two Short Tales of Historical Fiction (2016)
  • The Arnolfini Art Mysteries (2019)
Short Stories by Rich DiSilvio
  1. Short Stories I (2017)
  2. Short Stories II (2018)
  3. Short Stories III (2019)
  4. Short Stories IV (2019)
Tales of Titans
  1. Tales of Titans, Vol. I : From Rome to the Renaissance (2016)
  2. Tales of Titans Vol. 2: From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age (2017)
  3. Tales of Titans, Vol. 3: Founding Fathers, Women Warriors & WWII (2017)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Winds of Time: An analytical study of the Titans who shaped Western Civilization

The Winds of Time is a historical journey of Western civilization as told by Award-winning author and illustrator Rich DiSilvio.

Whereas several books on Western civilization do nothing more than retell history, DiSilvio's analyzes key figures, cultures, and eras to discover what may that have been omitted, deliberated missed or mindlessly revised from the main storyline.

The key political figures and religious leaders covered include Plato, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Jesus Christ, St. Paul, Irenaeus, Constantine, Dante, Da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Columbus, King Ferdinand, the Medici family, Pope Julius II and many more.

The book also includes a reasonable number of American presidents leading up to George W. Bush.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0981762500
Publisher: DV Books
Liszt’s Dante Symphony

Follow the life of Angelo Di Purezza Jr whose father was a student and, shockingly, a fellow spy of Liszt’s.

This book will take the reader on a journey of suspense and intrigue that crosses over two generations; a period in which Europe witnesses several revolutions and two World Wars.

Historical characters fitted in the book include Franz Liszt, Napoleon III, Pope Pius IX, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Gustave Dore, Albert Einstein, Nazi commanders, and their fiendish leader, Adolf Hitler.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0981762531
Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated
A Blazing Gilded Age

The Wozniaks are a poor family of coal-miners living in Pittsburgh.

Suffering at the hands of their cruel and corrupt boss, Archibald Desmond Huxley, and finding it impossible to attain the American dream, the Wozniaks begin a relentless quest for revenge, justice, and survival.

They will during their mission meet various iconic figures such as Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, J.P. Morgan, Nikola Tesla, Andrew Carnegie, Albert Bierstadt, Presidents Garfield, McKinley, Grant and Arthur, Susan B. Anthony and Buffalo Bill just to mention a few.

The Wozniaks will eventually attain the American dream, albeit with scars to show.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0981762555
Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated
My Nazi Nemesis

Haunted by a dark past for a decade and a half, canny and fascinating CIA agent Jack Goodwin reveals the truth to his daughter Eleanor.

An OSS agent during the war, Jack met Eleanor's mother, Veronika, during one of his very dangerous missions.

Their love however came to an end when a Waffen SS officer by the name Alois Richter grew a lustful eye for Jack's beautiful bride.

Inspired by revenge, Jack and his daughter join forces to haunt down the one man that destroyed their family.

New discoveries will however make Eleanor reevaluate the entire purpose of the mission.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0981762579
Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated
Meet My Famous Friends

Meet My Famous Friends is a playful children's picture book paying homage to some of the most iconic historal figures.

Award-winning author and artist Rich DiSilvio presents a wide range of innovators and geniuses, whose appearances and names have been changed, in a witty and enthralling fashion that will making us view them from a very different perspective.

Some of the iconic people featured include Vincent van Goat, Carrotvaggio, Albert Eine-Stein, Susan Bee Anthony, Martin Luther Kingpin Jr, Lionardo da Vinci, Mark Train, Pablo Picaxxo, Sergei Procoughiev, Salvador Dolly and Amelia Air-Heart just to name a few.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0997680768
Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated
Hatred & Integrity: Two Short Tales of Historical Fiction

Hatred & Integrity by multi-award winning author and artist Rich DiSilvio presents two exciting characters that couldn’t be any more different. The first tale pits Hitler’s hatred against the honesty and integrity of Roosevelt and Churchill in the second.

The tales provide accurate illustrations of important scenes in the lives of Hitler and his roomate, and likewise FDR and Churchill; focusing on their psychological bearings that came as a result of seeds planted either in their youth or by circumstances.

From art, music, politics, religion, science, and warfare, these iconic historical figures engage in actual events, nonetheless with fictional dialogue, and actual quotes.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01IC11JJ4
Publisher: DV Books
The Arnolfini Art Mysteries

The Arnolfini Art Mysteries is an enthralling collection of six mysteries, adequately illustrated by multi-award-winning author and artist Rich DiSilvio.

Follow the charming and sharp-witted private investigator Armand Arnolfini, as he delves into a number of suspenseful art crimes; facing a wide range of thieves, forgers, and abhorrent murderers.

From New York to Italy, from Belgium to Germany and beyond, Arnolfini embarks on a mission to uncover a string of puzzling mysteries, while also endeavors to preserve a huge number of historic art and artifacts that will forever have their place in Western civilization.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1950052028
Publisher: DV Books

Short Stories by Rich DiSilvio

Short Stories I

SHORT STORIES I is the first volume of mysteries, thrillers, and historical works by Award-winning author and artist Rich DiSilvio.

From a clear modern crime drama to a gripping mystery surrounding Tesla's Death Ray, from an enthralling WWII thriller to numerous absorbing historical works, this first edition of DiSilvio’s short stories will not only entertain but also educate you.

The book also includes three historical vignettes from his acclaimed “Tales of Titans” series.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0998337548
Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated
Short Stories II

SHORT STORIES II is an Award-winning collection of mysteries, thrillers and historical works by celebrated Award-winning author and illustrator Rich DiSilvio.

This edition marks the introduction of two fascinating mysteries featuring the dapper and sharp private investigator, Armand Arnolfini.

As the private eye investigates puzzling art-related crimes, you’ll also get to read about a spine-tingling John Vagis tale, a touching and unexpected tale of two airmen during the Korean War, and other historical narratives featuring iconic figures such as Winston Churchill, Augustus Caesar, FDR, and many more.

It also includes three short narratives from his acclaimed “Tales of Titans” series.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0998337562
Publisher: DV Books
Short Stories III

SHORT STORIES III by multi-award winning author and illustrator Rich DiSilvio is a intriguing collection of strange, weird, and Sci-Fi tales.

It is complete with seven compelling tales that will transport readers into the surreal realms of the imagination.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0998337586
Publisher: DV Books
Short Stories IV

Short Stories IV: Fantasy & Sci-Fi by multi-award-winning author and illustrator Rich DiSilvio, is the second edition of the author’s imaginative adventures into the surreal realms of the unknown.

This book will best suit lovers of the greal likes of Rod Serling, George R.R. Martin, Gene Roddenberry and others.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1950052004
Publisher: DV Books

Tales of Titans

Tales of Titans, Vol. I : From Rome to the Renaissance

Tales of Titans Vol. I, breathes life into iconic historical figures in incisive yet captivating stories; taking us into the miraculous deeds, and misdeeds, of a number of titans who have played a pivotal role in shaping Western civilization.

Even those who aren’t avid readers of history will be fascinated by Rich DiSilvio's amazing narratives that read like novelettes.

The tales originate from actual events and are infused with original quotes, albeit with unique factoids and perspectives to expand the sphere of understanding.

This debut volume features titans like Augustus & Livia, Vespasian & Titus, Hadrian, Constantine, Columbus, Dante, Brunelleschi, King Ferdinand, Vespucci, Pope Alexander VI & Cesare Borgia, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0997680782
Publisher: DV Books
Tales of Titans Vol. 2: From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age

Tales of Titans Vol. 2, breathes life into iconic historical figures in incisive yet captivating stories; taking us into the miraculous deeds, and misdeeds, of a number of titans who have played a pivotal role in shaping Western civilization.

Even those who aren’t avid readers of history will be fascinated by Rich DiSilvio's amazing narratives that read like novelettes.

The tales originate from actual events and are infused with original quotes, albeit with unique factoids and perspectives to expand the sphere of understanding.

It features titans like Lorenzo de Medici, the Medicis, Gutenberg, Savonarola, Martin Luther, Leonardo & Machiavelli, Darwin, Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Marx, Freud, Marconi, Galileo, Edison & Tesla, Einstein & Fermi and von Braun.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0998337500
Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated
Tales of Titans, Vol. 3: Founding Fathers, Women Warriors & WWII

Tales of Titans Vol. 3, breathes life into iconic historical figures in incisive yet captivating stories; taking us into the miraculous deeds, and misdeeds, of a number of titans who have played a pivotal role in shaping Western civilization.

Even those who aren’t avid readers of history will be fascinated by Rich DiSilvio's amazing narratives that read like novelettes.

The tales originate from actual events and are infused with original quotes, albeit with unique factoids and perspectives to expand the sphere of understanding.

It features titans like Thomas Paine, George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, , James Madison, Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Armistead, Sybil Ludington, Lafayette, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Adolf Hitler, FDR & Churchill.

Author: Rich DiSilvio
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0998337524
Publisher: DV Books