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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this bestselling work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in 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.



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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control - from the author of The Laws of Human Nature.

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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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.



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"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



About The Author



Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature, is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies. 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.

Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 452
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Political
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Robert Greene
Language: English
Street Date: March 3, 2021
TCIN: 79255199
UPC: 9780140280197
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-6438
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
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48 laws of power

5 out of 5 stars
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Dreadheadreads2 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Dangerous book, if you want to know how to use the mind in a powerful way then get this book and read it.
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Not as you might think

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Olivia - 9 months ago
To me, this book explains human nature and how to perfect our natural tendencies to manipulate others. Of course these type of tendancies are control and power. BUT, it is also very enlightening for those want to recognize these tendancies in others, especially in the work place. Also a good read for history buffs. No matter your angle you will get insight from this book. It's loooong and sometimes are to stay focused but really amazing in many ways.
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Phenomenal read, very enlightening

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JustMeLB - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
A very powerful book must read
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Good Practical Advice

5 out of 5 stars
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Mike - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
If you read a chapter every day, in 7 weeks you will become much wiser.
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It's Okay

2 out of 5 stars
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Nesa - 2 years ago
To much story telling I was expecting a bit more on how to master that law rather then examples of when that law was mastered.
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Knowledge

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Indy - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought for husband . He loves this book. Classic . Good read for anybody
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Gift

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Grama - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Didn’t like or dislike. It was a gift
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Power

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Goodmat - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easy read for how deep the subject is and enjoyable
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