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- By: Niccolo Machiavelli
- Narrated by: Nelson Runger
- Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
The Prince was the first great work of modern political and historical analysis, but it suffered from a tragic flaw: Machiavelli chose as his "hero" Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander VI, who, unknown to the author, employed murder as one of his tools of statecraft. The Prince has been studied by Hitler, Stalin, Richelieu, Bismarck, and Frederick the Great, among others.
- By Anonymous User on 09-05-2017
Cruel, but in the context of its time, pragmatic advice for a prince. Decent narrator.