The Prince

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli,Tim Parks

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141442255

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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'If a ruler wants to survive, he must learn to stop being good' As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks's acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli's no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli's life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. 'A gripping work, and a gripping translation' NICHOLAS LEZARD, GUARDIAN 'Tim Parks's swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity' BOYD TONKIN, INDEPENDENT Translated, edited and with an introduction by TIM PARKS


The Living Machiavelli in Modern Mythologies

Author: Michael Jackson,Damian Grace

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004365516

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 1856


Machiavelliana is the first comprehensive study of the uses and abuses made of Niccolò Machiavelli’s name in management, primatology, leadership, power, as well as in novels, plays, commercial enterprises, television dramas, operas, rap music, children’s books, and more.

Books Change Lives

1993-1994 Reading Promotion Campaign

Author: Michael Thompson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788144738


Page: 75

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"Books Change Lives" was the Library of Congress's national reading promotion theme for 1993-1994. This report provides details about how this reading promotion campaign developed and what happened around the country that made this campaign so popular; it also makes available the ideas that have proven so effective in the promotion of reading; it shares some of the best and most inspirational statements, ideas, and graphics generated by the campaign; and stimulates thinking on how to make future campaigns even more effective. Includes contributions from students who participated in the essay contests. Illustrated.

Into Africa: Hardcover Ruled Journal

Author: Frans Lanting

Publisher: Insights

ISBN: 9781608878857


Page: 192

View: 5774


Journey "Into Africa" with National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting and record all of your adventures in this lined journal featuring Lanting s surreal and inspirational photos of Africa and its iconic animals. The "Into Africa" exhibit at the Smithsonian features more than thirty years of fieldwork in Africa by Frans Lanting, one of the world s most renowned natural history photographers. The exhibit is produced by National Geographic in partnership with the Smithsonian s National Museum of Natural History with support from the World Wildlife Fund. The stunning exhibit reveals Africa s powerful, unique landscapes, which are home to some of the most celebrated scenery and endangered animals on this planet. Over the course of Lanting s many trips to the birthplace of humanity, he encountered otherworldly vistas, from the Serengeti Plains to the Okavango Delta, and captured once-in-a-lifetime moments of intimacy with some of the world s most iconic animals, from elephants, rhinos, and cheetahs to chimps, gorillas, and the lemurs of Madagascar. This journal features iconic wildlife images from the "Into Africa" exhibit on the cover and the endpapers. With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. All this, plus a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5 inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos, makes this journal a must-have for any fans who love the natural world, fine photography, Africa, or journaling."