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  • Published: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780553212785
  • Imprint: Bantam US
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $9.99

The Prince




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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.

  • Published: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780553212785
  • Imprint: Bantam US
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $9.99

About the author

Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence. He served the Florentine Republic as a secretary and second chancellor, but was expelled from public life when the Medici family returned to power in 1512. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.

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