The Prince: The Original Classic

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-08-30
  • Publisher: Capstone Ltd
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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.

Author Biography

Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian philosopher and writer, and is considered one of the founders of modern political science. He was a diplomat and civil servant in the Florentine Republic in the sixteenth century, until arrested for conspiracy in 1513 after which he gave his time to writing.

Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of five bestselling books on classic self-help and motivational writing. He has been described by USA Today as “a true scholar of this type of literature.”

His first book, 50 Self-Help Classics, won the 2004 Benjamin Franklin award. www.butler-bowdon.com

Table of Contents

Of the Various Kinds of Princedom, and of the Ways in Which They Are Acquired
Of Hereditary Princedoms
Of Mixed Princedoms
Why the Kingdom of Darius, Conquered by Alexander, Did Not, on Alexander's Death, Rebel Against His Successors
How Cities or Provinces Which Before Their Acquisition Have Lived Under Their Own Laws Are To Be Governed
Of New Princedoms Which a Prince Acquires With His Own Arms and by Merit
Of New Princedoms Acquired By the Aid of Others and By Good Fortune
Of Those Who By Their Crimes Come to Be Princes
Of the Civil Princedom
How the Strength of All Princedoms Should Be Measured
Of Ecclesiastical Princedoms
How Many Different Kinds of Soldiers There Are, and of Mercenaries
Of Auxiliary, Mixed, and National Arms
Of the Duty of a Prince In Respect of Military Affairs
Of the Qualities In Respect of Which Men, and Most of all Princes, Are Praised or Blamed
Of Liberality and Miserliness
Of Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better To Be Loved or Feared
How Princes Should Keep Faith
That a Prince Should Seek to Escape Contempt and Hatred
Whether Fortresses, and Certain Other Expedients to Which Princes Often Have Recourse, are Profitable or Hurtful
How a Prince Should Bear Himself So As to Acquire Reputation
Of the Secretaries of Princes
That Flatterers Should Be Shunned
Why the Princes of Italy Have Lost Their States
What Fortune Can Effect in Human Affairs, and How She May Be Withstood
An Exhortation to Liberate Italy from the Barbarians
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