|Full title||Fyrsten [permalink]|
|Original title||Il Principe|
|Translated title||The Prince|
|Authors||Niccolò Machiavelli (author) and Trond Berg Eriksen (translator)|
|Categories||Classic and warfare|
|Original publication year||1532|
|ISBN||978-82-489-0659-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
The Prince is the book which made the term "Machiavellian" enter language as meaning someone willing to ignore morality in favor of keeping power. The book is divided into many chapters, each dealing with a different aspect of keeping a prince in power.
As I'm not a prince nor a real student of history, it didn't really speak to me, but it was an interesting read if only for the historical perspective.