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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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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.

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    • The Strategy Collection

    • The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings
    • By: Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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    The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings are three historical pieces that deal with strategy. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise, and each chapter within the treatise is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. The Prince is a practical guide for ruling an empire. The Book of Five Rings is a Japanese text that has been regarded as a treatise on the strategy for winning.  

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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    "The Prince" is a political treatise by Machiavelli that is not considered to be representative of the work published during his lifetime, but is the most remembered. The theories in this book describe methods that an aspiring prince can use to acquire the throne, or an existing prince can use to maintain his reign. These theories include defense and military, perceived reputation, generosity, cruelty versus mercy, gaining honors, fortune and a number of other discourses.

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    • Strategic Thinking Trilogy

    • The Book of 5 Rings, The Art of War & The Prince
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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    The Strategic Thinking Trilogy contains the best worldwide books on strategy: A Book of 5 Rings by Mushashi, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Prince by Machiavelli and an introduction/summary of On War by Von Clausevitz. A must listen for all listeners interested in history, culture, military subjects, business strategy, and strategy in general.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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    The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into usage.

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    • The Prince and Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, Etienne de la Boetie
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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    Machiavelli wrote The Prince for his ruler as a guide for gaining and keeping power. Central themes of his essay are the relation between politics and ethics, what the best form of government is, the importance of the Church, and the growth of Italy as a nation-state. The word "Machiavellian" often suggests sinister motives, but some scholars question this traditional interpretation.

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    • 300 Quotes of Renaissance Philosophy

    • By: Michel de Montaigne, Niccolò Machiavelli, Francis Bacon
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The Renaissance was a time of tremendous intellectual activity, with breakthroughs in science, arts and philosophy. Discover its immense creativity through three of its greatest thinkers, the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, the English scientist Sir Francis Bacon, and the Italian political thinker Niccolò Machiavelli. Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre; his style merges casual anecdotes and autobiography with deep intellectual insights.

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    • The Prince: The Strategy of Machiavelli

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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    Perhaps one of the most influential and controversial books in history, Machiavelli’s The Prince raises issues that are still debated centuries after its publication. The theories he developed in The Prince were derived from his observation of the successes and failures of the ruling class. The Prince was designed as a practical guide for newly appointed rulers and is required reading for all persons in a position of authority who strive for grandeur in business and politics.

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    • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

    • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!
    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Doug Eisengrein
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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    The audiobook version of The Prince, is prefaced with a biography of the author and a background of the work itself, shedding some light on the mind that produced it, and the era which shaped his perspective. Also included are an overview, synopsis, and analysis of the work. The summary is capped with a brief look at the historical context of Machiavelli's work, as well as the criticisms it has evoked, and the impact he has had on society.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    The Prince is a treatise that systematically charts the best strategies for successful governing. It unapologetically places realism above idealism, showing would-be kings how to get what they want while appearing to be generous and honourable, and advocates that the means — cruelty, duplicity and horror —justify the ends of secure monarchical rule. But it can also be read as the work of a secret republican subtly undermining the despotism of the ruling Medici family.

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    • The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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    Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince, written in the 16th century, is considered one of the greatest political masterpieces of all time. The Prince was extremely innovative, as it was one of the first works to ever explore in-depth political philosophy and strategy. Written in opposition to monarchy and anarchy, The Prince describes how to obtain and master a republic society. Machiavelli explores principalities, military affairs, the prince, and even Italian leadership at the time.

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    • Art of War

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, Christopher Lynch - translator
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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    Niccolo Machiavelli's Art of War is one of the world's great classics of military and political theory. Praised by the finest military minds in history and said to have influenced no lesser lights than Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the Art of War is essential for anyone who wants to understand the history and theory of war in the West and for those familiar with The Prince and Discourse on Livy who seek to explore more fully the connection between war and politics in Machiavelli's thought.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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    The Prince is considered the all-time best book on political strategy. It has of late become a much-referred-to book for all competitive situations. Machiavelli's name is associated closely with his philosophy, as he well deserves. His other works are worth reading or hearing, as well, especially his Art of War and Belfagor: The Devil Who Took a Wife.

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    • Learn Strategy with Sun Tzu, Napoleon and Machiavelli

    • By: Napoléon Bonaparte, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    "The Prince" is the most famous of Machiavelli's works; it gives very clear, precise and realistic instructions on how to gain and maintain power, fortune, and glory, sometimes at the expense of others. Written in 1513, it is one of the most feared and hated political treatises, taken to be the first work in which the effect the leader desires to achieve is taken as more important than any abstract ideal or ethical value that might prevent him from taking immoral action.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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    From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Rider Strong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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    When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The man who held the aforementioned office was none other than Niccolo Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, set a precedent for many a politician to come: He became a commentator and pundit.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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    The Prince, Machiavelli's 'little book', was written in 1513 and is dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici. It remains a compelling and controversial treatise on politics, dispensing often cynical, sometimes brutal advice on gaining power and retaining it. Essential listening for our masters perhaps, but most certainly for those of us who would not be mastered. The text used here is the unabridged and classic translation by W. K. Marriott.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Arika Escalona
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
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    Published in 1532 five years after Machiavelli’s death, the philosophies and implications introduced in the manifesto are continually referenced by today’s top business executives for insight into leadership, political theory, and ethics.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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    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.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: John York
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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    The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. It is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics.  

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