The Prince

The Prince Author Nicolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 3941579258
Release 2009-01-22
Pages 190
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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 Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN-10 1846140447
Release 2009
Pages 124
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The Prince is the most controversial book about winning power – and holding on to it – ever written. Machiavelli's tough-minded, pragmatic argument that sometimes it is necessary to abandon ethics to succeed made his name notorious. Yet his book has been read by strategists, politicians and business people ever since as the ultimate guide to Realpolitik. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? How do you keep your enemies in check? Is it better to be feared than loved? When is it necessary to break the rules? This shrewd handbook on how power really works answers all these questions by examining regimes and their rulers over the world and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to Renaissance popes, from the savagely cruel Hannibal to the utterly devious Cesare Borgia. As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. Ultimately concerned not with lofty moral ideals but with building a regime that would last, The Prince recognized that power is always up for grabs and that the key to success is to adapt to circumstances. Tim Parks's gripping contemporary translation delivers Machiavelli's no-nonsense original straight, making it as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written.



The Prince

The Prince Author Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN-10 9780937832387
Release 2002-07-16
Pages 140
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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
Release 2016-07-23
Pages 172
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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.



Of Bicycles Bakelites and Bulbs

Of Bicycles  Bakelites  and Bulbs Author Wiebe E. Bijker
ISBN-10 0262522276
Release 1997
Pages 380
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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.



Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Emperor of the Romans

Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus  Emperor of the Romans Author Marcus Aurelius
ISBN-10 1150571209
Release 2009-12
Pages 120
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1882 Original Publisher: Comelius H. Shaver Subjects: Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy / History



The Art of War

The Art of War Author Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN-10 9780486140360
Release 2012-03-14
Pages 192
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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
Release 1979-01-25
Pages 576
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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.



Siddhartha

Siddhartha Author Hermann Hesse
ISBN-10 9788184958591
Release 2016-06-04
Pages 172
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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 Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ Author Thomas A. A'Kempis
ISBN-10 157567453X
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 384
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Thomas a Kempis was not a haphazard follower of Jesus. The depth of his masterpiece mirrors the life of a man who did whatever was necessary to imitate his own Savior. A Kempis lived as intentionally as he wrote. We must turn away from the things of this world, we must live sacrificially, we must be inundated with Christ's passionate teaching, and we must pray to be removed from distraction. A classic in every state of the word, The Imitation of Christ places the fruit of one man's single-minded devotion to God's calling on his life within the reach of every reader. May we all commit to be this effective in our emulation of Jesus. Moody Classics Of all the factors influencing our spiritual growth and development, pivotal books play a key role. Learning from those who have walked the path and fought the fight brings wisdom and strengthens resolve. And hearing the familiar chords of kingdom living sung by voices from other times can penetrate cultural barriers that limit our allegiance to the King. To this end, Moody Publishers is honored to introduce the first six volumes in what is to be an ongoing series of spiritual classics. Selected for their enduring influence and timeless perspective, these new editions promise to shape the lives of spiritual pilgrims for generations to come.



The Kidnapped Prince

The Kidnapped Prince Author Ann Cameron
ISBN-10 9780307770226
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 160
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Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Introducing Machiavelli

Introducing Machiavelli Author Patrick Curry
ISBN-10 9781848319783
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 176
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Illustrated guide to the crucial Italian philosopher and author of The Prince. 'Machiavellian' is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic book on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains controversial to this day because of its electrifying frankness as a practical guide to power. Is it a how-to manual for dictators, a cynical philosophy of 'the end justifies the means', or a more complex and subtle analysis of successful government? Machiavelli was a loyal servant of the Florentine republic. His opposition to Medici despotism led him to torture on the rack and exile, and yet he chose as his model for the Prince the most notorious tyrant, Cesare Borgia. Introducing Machiavelli traces the colourful life of this paradoxical realist whose clear-sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. Machiavelli is seen as central to the postmodern debate on Civil Society. This book brings the creative turbulence of Renaissance Italy to life, and presents a compelling portrait of a key figure of European political history.



The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales Author Arthur Quiller-Couch
ISBN-10 9781606600191
Release 2011-09
Pages 128
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Contains four classic fairy tales accompanied by colorful illustrations featuring princesses, charms, and whimsy.



Evangeline and Other Poems

Evangeline and Other Poems Author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
ISBN-10 9780486112145
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 80
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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.



Prince

Prince Author Afshin Shahidi
ISBN-10 9781250134448
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 276
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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.



Flatland

Flatland Author Edwin A. Abbott
ISBN-10 9781891053542
Release 2011-11-02
Pages 90
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One of the greatest science fiction books ever written; Flatland is now available with new illustrations from brilliant illustrator Kevin Stone. Follow the Flatland narrator as he discovers new lands, people and dimensions in a witty and inspiring fantasy. Not only an insightful introduction to the fourth dimension or a biting satire of Victorian England, Flatland is an unforgettable reminder of how imagination can transcend material reality, politics and ignorance.



Life Is a Dream La Vida Es Sue o

Life Is a Dream La Vida Es Sue  o Author Pedro Calderon de la Barca
ISBN-10 9780486424736
Release 2002-12-06
Pages 208
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Presents a bilingual version of the classic seventeenth-century Spanish play about an imprisoned prince who is returned to the outside world.