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The Prince

By: Niccolò Machiavelli
Narrated by: David McCallion
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In an attempt to appeal to the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli outlines the way to acquire and retain political power, and how great men should behave in a princely government. The book is divided into four parts - types of principalities and state, proper conduct of a prince as military leader, personal conduct of a prince, and the disparity of Italy's political situation. Many listeners will be able to see principals that Machiavelli advocates for are still used in many political systems today.

©2016 A.R.N. Publications (P)2016 A.R.N. Publications
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I think that studying military strategy more generally would serve you better than reading this book to understand statecraft. At best this is a very broad anecdotal philosophy for modelling success at statesmanship and military leadership.

It tries to give a generalized strategy for overcoming political and military obstacles in for people of all ages but without a strong examination of military strategy it doesn't make its case strongly enough.

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great

really liked the voice and performance of the reader. a story that remains pertinent today.

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The reader.

This was read very monotonously and with no attempt to pronounce the Italian names of people correctly with the accent on the penultimate syllable.

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