The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince Machiavelli's The Prince was a battle for obtaining and maintaining power in 14th century Italy but it is surprisingly relevant to the understanding of business, politics and the nature of society.

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Isbn 1681959038
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 163
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The Art of War (Dell'arte della guerra), is one of the lesser-read works of Florentine statesman and political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of 'The Art of War' was in socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Fabrizio (Machiavelli's persona) at the outset, "To honor and reward virtù, not to have contempt for poverty, to esteem the modes and orders of military discipline, to constrain citizens to love one another, to live without factions, to esteem less the private than the public good." To these ends, Machiavelli notes in his preface, the military is like the roof of a palazzo protecting the contents. Written between 1519 and 1520 and published the following year, it was the only historical or political work printed during Machiavelli's lifetime, though he was appointed official historian of Florence in 1520 and entrusted with minor civil duties.

Author Machiavelli Niccolò
Isbn 3730919180
Genre Philosophy
Year 2013-04-03
Pages 298
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The Art of War is an enduring classic that holds a special place in the culture and history of East Asia. An ancient Chinese text on the philosophy and politics of warfare and military strategy, the treatise was written in 6th century B.C. by a warrior-philosopher now famous all over the world as Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu's teachings remain as relevant to leaders and strategists today as they were to rulers and military generals in ancient times. Divided into thirteen chapters and written succinctly, The Art of War is a must-read for anybody who works in a competitive environment.

Author Sun Tzu
Isbn 9390960037
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-03-18
Pages 104
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Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis toujours. Ces derniers immortalisent ces moments dramatiques en des oeuvres qui sont autant de précieux témoignages pour toutes les générations. Ce livre offre au lecteur les illustrations des batailles les plus connues et autres scènes de guerre. Composé de textes d'écrivains célèbres, cet ouvrage s'accompagne, en outre, du texte de référence de Sun Tzu, stratège militaire légendaire de Chine. De l'antique Gaulois agonisant au Guernica de Picasso, ce livre propose un panorama captivant des oeuvres inspirées par les guerres qui façonnèrent l'humanité.

Author Victoria Charles,Sun Tzu
Isbn 1783108762
Genre Art
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 363
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L'Art de la Guerre - Édition illustrée et annotée - Une édition spéciale enrichie avec : - Une préface - 13 illustrations inédites réalisées par O. Colavidas - Un article sur L'art militaire chinois par G. de Contenson L'Art de la Guerre est considéré comme le plus ancien traité de stratégie dont les préceptes sont applicables de nos jours à de nombreux domaines. Au-delà de la dimension militaire, c'est aussi un traité philosophique qui révèle par certains aspects la finesse d'une culture qui nous fascine et nous interroge.

Author Sun Tzu
Isbn 2366682182
Genre History
Year 2013-10-12
Pages 120
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The words of the ancient Chinese sages are as timeless as they are wise. The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years, and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu's Art of War, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius. From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one's neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom. IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner 2017!

Author Sun Tzu,Lao-Tzu,Confucius,Mencius
Isbn 1626868204
Genre History
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 592
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Écrit au ive siècle avant J.-C., à l’époque des « Royaumes combattants », dans une Chine en pleine effervescence commerciale et culturelle, L’Art de la guerre n’est pas seulement un traité de stratégie. Si nous le lisons encore avec fascination, c’est parce qu’il représente une leçon de sagesse, un art de vivre, et constitue un véritable système philosophique. Cette traduction est l’édition de référence de Jean Lévi. Elle restitue toute la force littéraire et la concision de ce grand texte classique et le replace dans son contexte historique, à la lumière des dernières études et des textes découverts récemment lors de fouilles archéologiques. Elle s’adresse à tous les lecteurs, curieux et savants. Directeur de recherche au CNRS, spécialiste de la Chine ancienne, Jean Lévi est à la fois essayiste (Les Fonctionnaires divins), romancier (Le Grand Empereur et ses automates), et le traducteur remarqué de grands textes stratégiques chinois (Les Sept Traités de la guerre).

Author Sun Tzu
Isbn 2818504732
Genre Social Science
Year 2018-04-03
Pages 352
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An entertaining graphic adaptation of the oldest military treatise in the world. Hailed as the oldest philosophical discussion on military strategy, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has been adapted as a graphic novel by award-winning illustrator Pete Katz. In this collectible thread-bound edition, the narrative focuses on a teacher instructing a pupil on the main points of Sun Tzu’s treatise, with vibrant battle scenes interspersed throughout. Issues such as planning, tactics, maneuvering, and spying are demonstrated in the full-color scenes, so that readers can envision how military goals are achieved using principles from the fifth century BC.

Author Sun Tzu
Isbn 1684125049
Genre History
Year 2018-11-06
Pages 128
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Take Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Gamelyn, William Wallace and other legends from the colourful, dangerous medieval period to the tabletop with Lion Rampant – a new set of rules designed for fighting medieval skirmish games. Ideal for players who wish to collect medieval miniatures and paint the pageantry without wanting to muster huge forces or spend time learning complex rules, this game allows players to game actual historical battles – or to delve into the archives of Hollywood to embark on more over-the-top pulp style clashes.

Author Daniel Mersey
Isbn 1782006370
Genre History
Year 2014-09-20
Pages 64
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From the acclaimed author of “the most compelling new series in crime fiction” (Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author) comes “a sharply observed novel” (New York Times) that explores race, law enforcement, and justice in mid-century Atlanta. Officer Denny Rakestraw and “Negro Officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith’s sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighborhoods. When Rake’s brother-in-law launches a scheme to rally the Ku Klux Klan to “save” their neighborhood, his efforts spiral out of control, forcing Rake to choose between loyalty to family or the law. Across town, Boggs and Smith try to shut down the supply of white lightning and drugs into their territory, finding themselves up against more powerful foes than they’d expected. Battling corrupt cops and ex-cons, Nazi brown shirts and rogue Klansmen, the officers are drawn closer to the fires that threaten to consume the city once again. With echoes of Walter Mosley and Dennis Lehane, Mullen “expands the boundaries of crime fiction, weaving in eye-opening details from our checkered history” (Chicago Tribune).

Author Thomas Mullen
Isbn 1501138812
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 384
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What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.

Author Steven Pressfield
Isbn 1936891042
Genre Self-Help
Year 2002-06-03
Pages 192
Language English
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Across three generations, three wars, two continents, and the mythic waters of the Mediterranean, one family’s history leads to an inevitable question: What price do our descendants pay for the choices that we make? Naïma knows Algeria only by the artifacts she encounters in her grandparents’ tiny apartment in Normandy: the language her grandmother speaks but Naïma can’t understand, the food her grandmother cooks, and the precious things her grandmother carried when they fled. Naïma’s father claims to remember nothing; he has made himself French. Her grandfather died before he could tell her his side of the story. But now Naïma will travel to Algeria to see for herself what was left behind—including their secrets. The Algerian War for Independence sent Naïma’s grandfather on a journey of his own, from wealthy olive grove owner and respected veteran of the First World War, to refugee spurned as a harki by his fellow Algerians in the transit camps of southern France, to immigrant barely scratching out a living in the north. The long battle against colonial rule broke apart communities, opened deep rifts within families, and saw the whims of those in even temporary power instantly overturn the lives of ordinary people. Where does Naïma’s family fit into this history? How do they fit into France’s future? Alice Zeniter’s The Art of Losing is a powerful, moving family novel that spans three generations across seventy years and two shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a resonant people’s history of Algeria and its diaspora. It is a story of how we carry on in the face of loss: loss of country, identity, language, connection. Most of all, it is an immersive, riveting excavation of the inescapable legacies of colonialism, immigration, family, and war.

Author Alice Zeniter
Isbn 0374718725
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-03-23
Pages 448
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In an unorthodox approach, Georgetown University professor Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving their careers. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Cal reveals that matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

Author Cal Newport
Isbn 1455509108
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 288
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The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." --Steven Pressfield TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY. When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro. WHAT WE GET WHEN WE TURN PRO. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.

Author Steven Pressfield
Isbn 1936891050
Genre Self-Help
Year 2012-06-27
Pages 160
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It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to a new generation of students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, seekers, lovers of games and game theory, and anyone else who knows the value of seeking guidance for the future in the teachings of the past. It’s as if Sun Tzu got a 21st-century do-over. Author and illustrator of How to Be Interesting, Jessica Hagy is a cutting-edge thinker whose language—comprising circles, arrows, and lines and the well-chosen word or two—makes her an ideal philosopher for our ever-more-visual culture. Her charts and diagrams are deceptively simple, often funny, and always thought-provoking. She knows how to communicate not only ideas but the complex process of thinking itself, complete with its twists and surprises. For The Art of War Visualized, she presents her vision in evocative ink-brush art and bold typography. The result is page after page in which each passage of the complete canonical text (in its best-known Lionel Giles translation) is visually interpreted in a singular diagram, chart, or other illustration—transforming, reenergizing, and making the classic dazzlingly accessible for a new generation of readers.

Author Jessica Hagy
Isbn 0761184147
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 250
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This early work by Arthur Schopenhauer was originally published in 1830 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. The contents of 'The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; The Art of Controversy,' are drawn entirely from his posthumous papers, edited and translated by T. Bailey Saunders. Arthur Schopenhauer was born on 22 February 1788, in Gdańsk, a Polish city on the Baltic coast. His parents were both descendants of wealthy German Patrician families, and moved to Hamburg shortly after the Prussians annexed Gdańsk in 1793. Schopenhauer enrolled at the University of Göttingen in 1809 and it was here that he first studied metaphysics and psychology, under the well respected and polemical anti-Kantian philosopher, Gottlob Ernst Schulze. Schopenhauer began his most famous work, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (‘The World as Will and Representation’) in 1814, and published it five years later. This text has become a centre-piece of modern philosophy, in which the author argues that the world is driven by a continually dissatisfied ‘will’, one which is continually seeking satisfaction. It includes aspects of epistemology, ontology, aesthetics, ethics and a strong criticism of the Kantian approach to knowledge.

Author Arthur Schopenhauer
Isbn 1473398665
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-12-10
Pages 133
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The studies contained in this volume arose over the last thirty years. Originally the range of the materials I intended to include in my selection was very much wider. Publishing difficulties, however, have obliged me to curtail them to something less than half the planned content. At first I intended to include all the studies I supposed might be of interest to readers and represent contributi ons still of some significance for research in this domain of Oriental scholarship. When the necessity arose to limit the contents I gave preference to the standpoint of thematic completeness rather than to what would be of interest to the general reader. Thus in this volume I have confined myself to two them atic fields only-Old Chinese literature and studies dealing with mediaeval storytellers' productions-hua-pen. I have excluded the whole complex of historical studies and all studies relating to the new literature. I am now preparing, on the principal historical theme on which I was engaged already in the period of my studies in Prague under Prof. J. Bidlo, and then in 1928 till 1930, with Prof. B. Karlgren in Sweden and Prof. G. Haloun in Halle, in Germany, a more compendious study in which I hope to sum up the results of my research, and I also intend to publish a volume of selected studies dealing with the New Chinese literature at some later date.

Author J. Prusek
Isbn 9401033358
Genre Foreign Language Study
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 579
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Les réseaux et l’information sont devenus centraux dans l’art de la guerre occidentale. Déjà au coeur de la révolution dans les affaires militaires, ils sont des composantes essentielles de la troisième Offset Strategy récemment annoncée. Cet ouvrage analyse sous un angle critique, les apports et les problèmes posés par la diffusion des technologies de l’information au regard de la stratégie classique. Dans une approche historique, il examine les conséquences de « l’informationnalisation » sur l’ensemble des étapes stratégiques de l’art de la guerre régulière et irrégulière. Il étudie l’épistémologie de « la révolution » dans les affaires militaires au travers de son processus de constitution et de légitimation avant d’aborder la question du renseignement tactique et stratégique. La cinématique des opérations ainsi que la manière de conduire la guerre en réseau sont également traitées.

Author Joseph Henrotin
Isbn 1784052167
Genre Military art and science
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 224
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S’éloignant d’une conception idéologique héritée de la culture chrétienne visant à faire de la guerre une activité moralement répréhensible, Machiavel porte un regard novateur sur le sujet et replace la guerre au coeur de l’histoire politique en la percevant comme un élément indispensable à la construction de l’Etat, allant jusqu’à démontrer que la guerre est un gage de liberté. Il faut en effet que l’Autorité Publique se dote d’une milice nationale afin de défendre la République et ses institutions. Ouvrant la voie à la pensée politique moderne, L’Art de la Guerre devient ici un Art de la Liberté. Le texte est suivi d’une biographie de Nicolas Machiavel par Charles Louandre.

Author Nicolas Machiavel,Charles Louandre
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Genre History
Year 2016-06-06
Pages 220
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