The 48 Laws of Power (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2000 - Self-Help - 496 pages
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Before Mastery, came The 48 Laws of Power—the New York Times bestseller that started it all
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.
Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

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Very interesting book, with a lot of good advice. - Goodreads
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a good general, very high level overview of power. - Goodreads

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This is, by FAR, my FAVORITE book. I have a hard copy as well as the audio. I love the layout. It allows you to read the section that applies to a current situation without having to read the entire ... Read full review

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Robert Greene, author of the bestseller The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, his latest book. He has a degree in classical literature.

Joost Elffers is the packaging genius behind Viking Studio's Secret Language series, Play with Your Food, and How Are You Peeling?. He lives in New York City.

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