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The 48 Laws of Power
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date September 1, 2000
Pages 452
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140280197
ISBN-10 0140280197
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Artistically designed by the packager of The Secret Language of Birthdays and printed in red and black, a useful and illuminating collection distills the ways of power from history and the writings of Machiavelli, Von Clausewitz, and others. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670881468 Book cover for 9780788198557
 
With Joost Elffers | from Viking Pr (September 1, 1998)
9780670881468 | details & prices | 452 pages | 7.25 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Draws on the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Von Clausewitz, and others, combining them with the historical legacies of powerful people throughout history to offer the essential ideas of the ways of power
from Diane Pub Co (July 1, 1998)
9780788198557 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $25.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140280197
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Joost Elffers | from Penguin USA (September 1, 2000)
9780140280197 | details & prices | 452 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Draws on the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Von Clausewitz, and others, combining them with the legacies of powerful people throughout history to offer essential ideas of the ways of power.
Miscellaneous
With Robert Greene, Don Leslie (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Findaway World Llc (April 1, 2007)
9781598959550 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $34.99
This edition also contains The 48 Laws of Power
About: Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781598870923
 
With Don Leslie (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Highbridge Co (April 2, 2007)
9781598870923 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Draws on the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Von Clausewitz, and others, combining them with the legacies of powerful people throughout history to offer essential ideas of the ways of power.

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