The 48 Laws of Power (CD-Audio)

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Cunning, instructive, and amoral, this controversial bestseller distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. Law 1: Never Outshine the Master. Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions. Law 7: Get Others to Do the Work for You, but Always Take the Credit. Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally. Law 33: Discover Each Man's Thumbscrew.

These are the laws of power in their unvarnished essence—the philosophies of Machiavelli (The Prince), Sun-tzu (The Art of War), Carl von Clausewitz, Talleyrand, the great seducer Casanova, con man Yellow Kid Weil, and other legendary thinkers and schemers. They teach prudence, stealth, mastery of one's emotions, the art of deception, and the total absence of mercy. Like it or not, all have practical applications in real life.

Each law is illustrated with examples of observance or transgression drawn from history and featuring such famous figures as Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Mao, Alfred Hitchcock, P.T. Barnum, Haile Selassie, Catherine the Great, and Socrates. Convincing, practical, sometimes shocking, this book will fascinate anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

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ISBN 9781598870923
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2007-04-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Highbridge Co
Copyright Year 2007
Height 5.0 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Volume Number 8
Edition Detail Abridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Greene, Robert
Dimensions 7.45x5.55x1.20
Country of Origin United States

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