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 - Andy - Goodreads
An excellent translation of a classic work with an even better introduction. For those who are interested in "reading" The Prince without reading it - the intro and note from the translator are perfect. Read full review
Review: The PrinceUser Review - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads
The classic practical manual for princes and other despots. With a little bit of advice for those who have to suffer them. Read full review
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