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The 48 laws of power 6 editions

Cover of: The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene
About the Book

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power in to 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 teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"), but like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded--or been victimized by--power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.


Library of Congress BD438 .G74 1998
Dewey 303.3

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6 editions First published in 1998

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Cover of: The 48 laws of power
1998, Viking
The 48 laws of power
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The 48 laws of power
1998, Penguin
The 48 laws of power
Cover of: The 48 laws of power
2000, Penguin Books
The 48 laws of power
in English
Cover of: 48 kayfa tumser
2001, Obeikan Publishers
48 kayfa tumser
in Arabic
Cover of: 48 zakonov vlasti
2007, Ripol klassik
48 zakonov vlasti
in Russian
Cover of: The 48 Laws of Power
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
The 48 Laws of Power
Electronic resource in English

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