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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74,244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Peter Batchelor Publisher: Trout Lake Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bo | 2/20/2014

    " EDIT - Realized in a class the other day that I don't remember much from this book. Guess I'll be re-reading it soon. I expect to pick up a lot more from it next time, on account of my last reading of it being a couple of years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyssa | 2/15/2014

    " The proto business school prof. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine | 2/10/2014

    " This is one of those books that I hated but I enjoyed. Because you can disagree with it, but you can't argue with it. Mostly I was just happy to read something for school I actually learned from. This was really fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Gould | 2/5/2014

    " My lecturer Robert Dyson once hypothesized - in his inimitable quip-filled way - that Machiavelli must have been rather a bit of a weed bullied by his wife who rages against the world. I couldn't help draw parallels with the Iraq war in 2003 when finally tackling him, and saw elements of Tony Blair in his philosophy. Although I chose to pen my book on Aristotle, I felt Machiavelli was must-read for any politics student, as few writers can better merge candid descriptions of human nature with political discourse. "

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About the Author

Niccolò Machiavelli, considered one of the great early political analysts, is a historical figure in the turning point from the Middle Ages to the Modern World. He was born in Florence, Italy, on May 3, 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Niccolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli. Both parents were members of the old Florentine nobility. 

When his literary fame grew, he returned to Florence in 1520, where he became involved in the attempt to reform the city’s constitution. This was the height of Machiavelli’s literary activity and increasing influence. He died within a few weeks of the second expulsion of the Medici in 1527, at the age of 58.