The 48 Laws Of Power



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Author: Greene, Robert

Society & culture: general

Published on 20 November 2000 by Profile Books Ltd in the United Kingdom as part of 'The Modern Machiavellian Robert Greene' series.

Paperback | 480 pages
234 x 169 x 22 | 690g

THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'If power is your ultimate goal, this is the book you need' The TimesAmoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distils three thousand years of the history of power into forty-eight well-explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws require prudence ('Law 1: Never Outshine the Master'), some stealth ('Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions'), and some the total absence of mercy ('Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally'), but like it or not, all have applications in real-life situations. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissenger, P T Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded - or been victimised by - power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing or defending against ultimate control.