The Prince

The Prince Author Nicolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 3941579258
Year 2009-01-22
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Classic Books Publishing
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Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was originally written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.

The Prince

The Prince Author Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 1101159502
Year 2009-11-24
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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.

Of Bicycles Bakelites and Bulbs

Of Bicycles  Bakelites  and Bulbs Author Wiebe E. Bijker
ISBN-10 0262522276
Year 1997
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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The stories of the safety bicycle, the first truly synthetic plastic, and the fluorescent light bulb -each a fascinating case study in itself- reflect a cross-section of time periods, engineering and scientific disciplines, and economic, social, and political cultures. The bicycle story explores such issues as the role of changing gender relationships in shaping a technology; the Bakelite story examines the ways in which social factors intrude even in cases of seemingly pure chemistry and entrepreneurship; and the fluorescent bulb story offers insights into the ways in which political and economic relationships can affect the form of a technology.

The Prince

The Prince Author Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN-10 9780937832387
Year 2002-07-16
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Branden Books
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Machiavelli, as the Father of Political Science, continues to be translated and read throughout the world. This latest edition contains many illustrations dealing with The Prince.

The Communist Manifesto Illustrated All Four Parts

The Communist Manifesto Illustrated  All Four Parts Author Karl Marx
ISBN-10 0981280765
Year 2016-07-23
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Red Quill Books
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This comic book is the combined volume of Red Quill Book's signature four-part Communist Manifesto Illustrated series. It also includes the full text of the original "Manifesto of the Communist Party" along with a new Preface and explanatory notes on the prologues "Reckoning at Highgate Cemetery," "Breadline Babooshka," "The Agricultural Treadmill," and "After Occupy." The Communist Manifesto has been described as "the most important political text of the 19th century" yet it remains a profoundly important political text even today. Crisis after crisis breathes new life into the idea of communism and Marxist thought in general. Anti-capitalist sentiment is renewing itself and it is hoped that this illustrated work helps facilitate a rediscovery of Marx and adds fuel to the imagination for another world.

The Prince The Original Classic

The Prince  The Original Classic Author Niccol? Machiavelli
ISBN-10 9780857080912
Year 2010-08-26
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The Handbook for Leaders The Prince is often regarded as the first true leadership book. It shocked contemporary readers with its ruthless call for fearless and effective action. With simple prose and straightforward logic, Machiavelli's guide still has the power to surprise and inform anyone hoping to make their way in the world. This keepsake edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing out lessons for managers and business leaders, and showing how The Prince remains vital reading for anyone in the realm of business or politics.

The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ Author Thomas (à Kempis)
ISBN-10 0486431851
Year 2003
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This classic, second only to the Bible for religious instruction and inspiration, has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life.

The Art of War

The Art of War Author Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN-10 9780486140360
Year 2012-03-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Machiavelli's revolutionary 1520 work clearly states and discusses military organization and strategy: handling recruitment and weapons, motivating troops, demoralizing enemies, and achieving tactical and strategic advantages.

The Portable Machiavelli

The Portable Machiavelli Author Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 1101128097
Year 1979-01-25
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory.The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence.

The Worth of Women

The Worth of Women Author Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte
ISBN-10 0226256839
Year 2007-11-01
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers: issues that loom large today had currency in Renaissance Venice as well, as evidenced by the publication in 1600 of The Worth of Women by Moderata Fonte. Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555–92), a Venetian woman who was something of an anomaly. Neither cloistered in a convent nor as liberated from prevailing codes of decorum as a courtesan might be, Pozzo was a respectable, married mother who produced literature in genres that were commonly considered "masculine"—the chivalric romance and the literary dialogue. This work takes the form of the latter, with Fonte creating a conversation among seven Venetian noblewomen. The dialogue explores nearly every aspect of women's experience in both theoretical and practical terms. These women, who differ in age and experience, take as their broad theme men's curious hostility toward women and possible cures for it. Through this witty and ambitious work, Fonte seeks to elevate women's status to that of men, arguing that women have the same innate abilities as men and, when similarly educated, prove their equals. Through this dialogue, Fonte provides a picture of the private and public lives of Renaissance women, ruminating on their roles in the home, in society, and in the arts. A fine example of Renaissance vernacular literature, this book is also a testament to the enduring issues that women face, including the attempt to reconcile femininity with ambition.

Evangeline and Other Poems

Evangeline and Other Poems Author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
ISBN-10 9780486112145
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Includes the memorable "The Skeleton in Armor," "The Arsenal at Springfield," "Mezzo Cammin," "The Rhyme of Sir Christopher" (from Tales of a Wayside Inn), "Aftermath" and "Divina Commedia." Cambridge Edition.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha Author Hermann Hesse
ISBN-10 9780141918846
Year 2008-08-07
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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This edition has a NEW introduction by PAULO COELHO. Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. This edition is a translation by Hilda Rosner, with an introduction by Paulo Coelho.

Prince

Prince Author Afshin Shahidi
ISBN-10 9781250134448
Year 2017-10-31
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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Featuring a foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. When Prince wanted to document his One Nite Alone tour in 2002, he turned to Afshin Shahidi. Again in 2004, he went along on Prince’s record breaking Musicology Tour. Afshin met Prince in 1989 and became his cinematographer and later his photographer. He was the photographer closest to Prince for the last fifteen years of Prince’s life. Afshin is the only photographer to shoot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles that became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood. Prince: A Private View compiles his work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. With many never-before-seen photos, this is the ultimate collection of – some intimate, some candid, some in concert – shots of Prince, but all are carefully directed in the artist-as-art style that we associate with him. Deep photo captions are brief, but complete stories about Prince's life at that moment - some are incisive, others are personal and even funny.

The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca

The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca Author Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 1468026321
Year 2011-12-04
Pages 44
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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It appears, dearest Zanobi and Luigi, a wonderful thing to those who have considered the matter, that all men, or the larger number of them, who have performed great deeds in the world, and excelled all others in their day, have had their birth and beginning in baseness and obscurity; or have been aggrieved by Fortune in some outrageous way. They have either been exposed to the mercy of wild beasts, or they have had so mean a parentage that in shame they have given themselves out to be sons of Jove or of some other deity. It would be wearisome to relate who these persons may have been because they are well known to everybody, and, as such tales would not be particularly edifying to those who read them, they are omitted. I believe that these lowly beginnings of great men occur because Fortune is desirous of showing to the world that such men owe much to her and little to wisdom, because she begins to show her hand when wisdom can really take no part in their career: thus all success must be attributed to her. Castruccio Castracani of Lucca was one of those men who did great deeds, if he is measured by the times in which he lived and the city in which he was born; but, like many others, he was neither fortunate nor distinguished in his birth, as the course of this history will show.

The Kidnapped Prince

The Kidnapped Prince Author Ann Cameron
ISBN-10 9780375803468
Year 2000-01
Pages 133
Language en
Publisher Yearling Books
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An unforgettable account of one young man's struggle for freedom tells of his harrowing experiences as an African prince who was kidnapped into slavery in 1755 and followed his various masters from the Americas to Europe and through the Caribbean. Reprint.