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The Prince

The Prince

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Written by Niccolo MachiavelliAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Format: Paperback, 176 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: August 1, 1984
  • Price: $4.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21278-5 (0-553-21278-8)
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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.