ISBN10: 0553212788 ISBN13: 9780553212785 Publisher: Bantam Classic & Loveswept Published: Dec 1 1985 Weight: 0.20lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 4.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.