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    DescriptionBefore "Mastery, "came "The 48 Laws of Power"--the "New York Times" bestseller that started it all Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, "The 48 Laws of Power "is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that "People "magazine proclaimed "beguiling" and "fascinating," Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), others teach the value of confidence ("Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness"), and many recommend absolute self-preservation ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, "The 48 Laws of Power "is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.


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    Title
    The 48 Laws of Power
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joost Elffers, By (author) Robert Greene
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140280197
    ISBN 10: 0140280197
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: KJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000, POL010000
    B&T Approval Code: A11330000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A10150000
    DC21: 303.3
    DC22: 303.3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC classification: BD438 .G74 2000
    Thema V1.0: JPA
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    26 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Robert Greene has a degree in classical studies and is the author of several bestselling books, including "The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War," "The Art of Seduction," and "Mastery." He lives in Los Angeles. Joost Elffers is the packaging genius behind Viking Studio's Secret Language series, "Play with Your Food," and "How Are You Peeling?." He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    Praise for "The 48 Laws of Power" "It's the rules for suits . . . Machiavelli has a new rival. And Sun Tzu had better watch his back. Greene . . . has put together a checklist of ambitious behavior. Just reading the table of contents is enough to stir a little corner-office lust." --"New York" magazine "Beguiling . . . literate . . . fascinating. A wry primer for people who desperately want to be on top." --"People "magazine "An heir to Machiavelli's "Prince" . . . gentler souls will find this book frightening, those whose moral compass is oriented solely to power will have a perfect "vade mecum." " --"Publishers Weekly" "Satisfyingly dense and . . . literary, with fantastic examples of genius power-game players. It's "The Rules "meets "In Pursuit of Wow! "with a degree in comparative literature." --"Allure"
    Back cover copy
    THE BESTSELLING BOOK FOR THOSE WHO WANT POWER, WATCH POWER, OR WANT TO ARM THEMSELVES AGAINST POWER . . .A moral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power into 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 require prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), some stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and some the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally") but like it or not, all have applications in real-life situations. 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.