The Prince, by Machiavelli, Niccolo
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- ISBN: 9780553212785 | 0553212788
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/1/1984
Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candorThe Princeeven 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. InThe Princehe 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.