The Prince (Google eBook)
Here is the world’s most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor, The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince...a king...a president.
When, in 1512, Machiavelli was removed from his post in his beloved Florence, he resolved to set down a treatise on leadership that was practical, not idealistic. The prince he envisioned would be unencumbered by ordinary ethical and moral values; his prince would be man and beast, fox and lion. Today this small sixteenth-century masterpiece has become essential reading for every student of government and is the ultimate book on power politics.
This Bantam Classic edition of The Prince includes selections from Machiavelli’s Discourses as well as an introduction and notes by the translator, Daniel Donno.
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Educational - goes from trivial to ingenious. - weRead
Excellent advice to conquer in confusion. - weRead
This is a very good insight on politics. - Goodreads
Scary how accurate this portrayal of power still is... - weRead
It is straightforward and easy to read. - weRead
Sensible advice but very cold blooded. - weRead
Review: The PrinceUser Review - Helena Hurme - Goodreads
This little book is a must! It conyains advice which is still valid today! Read full review
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Review: The PrinceUser Review - Batu - Goodreads
Fascinating and timeless examination of the political animal. Read full review
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