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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Review: The PrinceUser Review - Ben W - Goodreads
I enjoyed reading this political treatise which delved into different methods for the acquisition of political power, and how to maintain that power. The Prince can, and has been, criticized for ... Read full review
Review: The PrinceUser Review - Booklovers Melbourne - Goodreads
An excellent little read, I'd recommend it to anyone determined to become a successful leader, though it only works properly if you are still able to actually kill people and stuff, not really helpful for today's office princes. This was for the real thing:) Read full review
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