The 48 laws of power

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New York : Penguin Books, 2000.


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New York : Penguin Books, 2000.
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xxiii, 452 pages ; 24 cm


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Originally published: [New York] : Viking, 1998.
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"A Joost Elffers production."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-432) and index.
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. It 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, the virtue of stealth, and many demand the total absence of mercy, 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.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Greene, R., & Elffers, J. (2000). The 48 laws of power . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Greene, Robert and Joost. Elffers. 2000. The 48 Laws of Power. Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Greene, Robert and Joost. Elffers. The 48 Laws of Power Penguin Books, 2000.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Greene, Robert., and Joost Elffers. The 48 Laws of Power Penguin Books, 2000.

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