The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

Title: The Prince
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Pages: 160
Published: 2008 (first published 1513)
Genre: Classics, Non-fiction
Challenges: The Classics Club, Back to the Classics, Embarrassment of Riches, Off the Shelf
Edition: Paperback
Source: Personal

Description: The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince is one of the world’s most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep it. Ruthless, cunning, and amoral, The Prince is a controversial analysis of manipulation and an essential guide for anyone interested in conquest, self-defense, or observation of dominance and control.  (via Goodreads)

Thoughts: I think this is a book one needs to examine more closely when reading and is not a book that should be read quickly and therefore any sort of comments that I may impart on others would be inadequate.  At least I can say I have read the book.

Bottom line: I would recommend this to individuals who have an interest in political philosophy and those who just have an interest in how to gain power.

Rating: 2.725/5

Pages for 2013: 5974

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