The Prince

Author: Nicolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Classic Books Publishing
ISBN: 3941579258
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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 Life Of Castruccio Castracani Of Lucca

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1468026321
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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.

Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140441409
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Notes on the Roman philosopher's life and the relations between Stoicism and Christianity preface a modern translation of the journal

The Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Branden Books
ISBN: 9780937832387
Size: 13.74 MB
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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 Art Of War

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140360
Size: 18.72 MB
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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.

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 9788184958591
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Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life but soon becomes restless and discards it for pleasures of the flesh. He is quickly bored and sickened by the unending lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, he comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself. Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.

The Prince

Author: MacHiavelli Niccolò
Publisher:
ISBN: 1632452286
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"Some of the finest and most restrained writing that this generation has produced."-- New York World