Machiavelli

Download or Read eBook Machiavelli PDF written by Alexander Lee and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2020-03-19 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Machiavelli

Book Synopsis Machiavelli by : Alexander Lee

'A wonderfully assured and utterly riveting biography that captures not only the much-maligned Machiavelli, but also the spirit of his time and place. A monumental achievement.' – Jessie Childs, author of God's Traitors. ‘A notorious fiend’, ‘generally odious’, ‘he seems hideous, and so he is.’ Thanks to the invidious reputation of his most famous work, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli exerts a unique hold over the popular imagination. But was Machiavelli as sinister as he is often thought to be? Might he not have been an infinitely more sympathetic figure, prone to political missteps, professional failures and personal dramas? Alexander Lee reveals the man behind the myth, following him from cradle to grave, from his father’s penury and the abuse he suffered at a teacher’s hands, to his marriage and his many affairs (with both men and women), to his political triumphs and, ultimately, his fall from grace and exile. In doing so, Lee uncovers hitherto unobserved connections between Machiavelli’s life and thought. He also reveals the world through which Machiavelli moved: from the great halls of Renaissance Florence to the court of the Borgia pope, Alexander VI, from the dungeons of the Stinche prison to the Rucellai gardens, where he would begin work on some of his last great works. As much a portrait of an age as of a uniquely engaging man, Lee’s gripping and definitive biography takes the reader into Machiavelli’s world – and his work – more completely than ever before.

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  • Publisher – Pan Macmillan
  • Total Pages – 582
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781447275015
  • ISBN-13 – 1447275012

War with the Newts

Download or Read eBook War with the Newts PDF written by Karel Capek and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1996-10-07 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
War with the Newts

Book Synopsis War with the Newts by : Karel Capek

"Originally written in 1936, two years before Capek's death and three years before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, War with the Newts is considered by many to be Capek's greatest book." "Working in the "fantastic" satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders off the coast of an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically details all the reactions of the civilized world - from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism - and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape." --Book Jacket.

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  • Publisher – Northwestern University Press
  • Total Pages – 367
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780810114685
  • ISBN-13 – 0810114682

Toward the Radical Center

Download or Read eBook Toward the Radical Center PDF written by Karel Čapek and published by Catbird Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Toward the Radical Center

Book Synopsis Toward the Radical Center by : Karel Čapek

Capek's best plays, stories, and columns take us from the social contributions of clumsy people to dramatic meditations on mortality and commitment. The Reader includes a new and, at last, complete English translation of R.U.R., the play that introduced the literary robot.

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  • Publisher – Catbird Press
  • Total Pages – 420
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  • ISBN-10 – 0945774079
  • ISBN-13 – 9780945774075

Lives of the Monster Dogs

Download or Read eBook Lives of the Monster Dogs PDF written by Kirsten Bakis and published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. This book was released on 2017-05-09 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lives of the Monster Dogs

Book Synopsis Lives of the Monster Dogs by : Kirsten Bakis

When a race of elegant, superintelligent dogs arrives in twenty-first-century New York, they become instant celebrities, but, unable to adjust to the modern world and confronted with an incurable disease, they construct a fantastic castle and barricade themselves inside.

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  • Publisher – Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • Total Pages – 321
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780374537142
  • ISBN-13 – 0374537143

Talks with T.G. Masaryk

Download or Read eBook Talks with T.G. Masaryk PDF written by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and published by Catbird Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Talks with T.G. Masaryk

Book Synopsis Talks with T.G. Masaryk by : Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Translated by Dora Round Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937) was a philosophy professor who became the founder and first president of Czechoslovakia (1918-1935) and was a leading figure in world affairs between the wars. Capek, author of 'War with the Newts', and Czechoslovakia's most prominent writer during these years, interviewed Masaryk at great length and produced this volume that tells Masaryk's unique story.

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  • Publisher – Catbird Press
  • Total Pages – 268
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  • ISBN-10 – 0945774265
  • ISBN-13 – 9780945774266