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

Penguin Pocket Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Rosalind Fergusson

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 503

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Lists in numbered phonetic groups the rhymes for a wide range of words.

Machiavelliana

The Living Machiavelli in Modern Mythologies

Author: Michael Jackson,Damian Grace

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004365516

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 3018

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.

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books Change Lives

1993-1994 Reading Promotion Campaign

Author: Michael Thompson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788144738

Category:

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.

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

Books

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Antiquity

Author: Antiquity Publications Ltd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Rwanda

Author: Phillip Briggs,Sean Connolly

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770965

Category:

Page: 374

View: 3726

Now into its seventh edition and written by Philip Briggs, the world's leading writer of guidebooks to Africa, Bradt's Rwanda has been the go-to guide for visitors to this historical and resurgent 'Land of a Thousand Hills' for nearly two decades, and it continues to be in a class of its own when it comes to in-depth information on this emerald slice of East Africa. With freshly researched and updated details on developments across the country, Bradt's Rwanda includes up-to-date maps of rapidly modernising Kigali, information on hiking to the summit of Mount Bisoke and a newly expanded chapter on excursions into the neighbouring DRC. In this new edition are extensive and recently updated maps and natural history information, details of kayak and canoe excursions on Lake Kivu and the Mukungwa River, all you need to know about tracking not only mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park but also lowland gorillas in the Congo, and information about overnight stays on tea plantations at Sorwathe or Gisovu. Also covered are Nyungwe Forest National Park, where a wealth of endemic birds and primates inhabit the largest surviving montane forest in East Africa; Nyanza, where the hilltop Rukari Palace Museum marks the site of the old mwami's (king's) palace; and the National/Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, the top cultural site in Rwanda's second city, Huye (Butare). Coverage of nearby cities and national parks in the neighbouring DRC has been expanded since last edition, providing all the necessary information to take an excursion into Rwanda's enormous and poorly understood neighbour. Rwanda continues to change and develop at an unprecedented pace, and there's hardly a more accessible part of Africa to be found anywhere on the continent. It's no less intriguing for the convenience, however, and Rwanda's superlative natural attractions seem to improve by the day, with growing animal populations and an on-going rhino reintroduction program in Akagera National Park. Having now gone through nearly 18 years of editions, Bradt's Rwanda is not only the most in-depth guide available, but also the guide with the longest history in the country itself.

Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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