Laid out in this book is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Machiavelli's sixteenth-century masterpiece has become essential reading for every student of government, and is the ultimate book on power politics.
Nicolo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, philosopher and historian, born in Florence on 3rd May 1469. Born to parents of the old Florentine nobility, he is one of the main founders of modern political science. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, poetry, and some of the most well-known personal correspondence in the Italian language.