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The Prince|Niccolo Machiavelli

Overview

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. In 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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780553212785
  • ISBN-10: 0553212788
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • Publish Date: August 1984
  • Dimensions: 7.05 x 4.07 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19 pounds
  • Page Count: 176