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The 48 Laws of Power

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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.

About the Author

Robert Greene is a self-described history nut with a degree in classical studies. He has worked in New York as an editor and writer at several magazines including Esquireand in Hollywood as a story developer and writer. He is also the author of The Art of Seductionand lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598870923
Author:
Greene, Robert
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Read by:
Leslie, Don
Read:
Leslie, Don
Author:
Leslie, Don
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Control (psychology)
Subject:
Power (philosophy)
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Self-Help : Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
8.5 hours on 7 CDs
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.92x5.20x1.11 in. .55 lbs.
Media Run Time:
585

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