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An Unlikely Prince By Niccolo Capponi

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An acclaimed historian presents a fresh and revealing portrait of famous political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli and his native-born city of Florence

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An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli by Niccolo Capponi

In this compelling new biography, historian Niccolo Capponi frees Machiavelli (1469-1527) from centuries of misinterpretation. Exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, where Machiavelli lived, Capponi reveals the man behind the legend. A complex portrait of Machiavelli emerges--at once a brilliantly skillful diplomat and a woefully inept liar; a sharp thinker and an impractical dreamer; a hardnosed powerbroker and a risk-taking gambler; a calculating propagandist and an imprudent jokester.

Capponi's intimate portrait of Machiavelli reveals his behavior as utterly un-Machiavellian, his vision of the world as limited by his very provincial outlook. In the end, Machiavelli was frustrated by his own political failures and utterly baffled by the success of his book The Prince.

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"Publishers Weekly", 8/16/10
"""fantastic...history buffs will appreciate Capponi's enthusiasm and comprehensive research."

"Forward This Week, "9/2/10
"Capponi, renowned historian and descendant of Niccolo Machiavelli, dispels misconceptions and establishes historical context in this biography." "Times Literary Supplement, "10/15/10"Detailed and engaging."


"Publishers Weekly," 8/16/10
"""fantastic...history buffs will appreciate Capponi's enthusiasm and comprehensive research."

"Forward This Week, "9/2/10
"Capponi, renowned historian and descendant of Niccolo Machiavelli, dispels misconceptions and establishes historical context in this biography." "Times Literary Supplement, "10/15/10"Detailed and engaging."


Publishers Weekly, 8/16/10
"fantastic...history buffs will appreciate Capponi's enthusiasm and comprehensive research."

Forward This Week, 9/2/10
"Capponi, renowned historian and descendant of Niccolo Machiavelli, dispels misconceptions and establishes historical context in this biography." Times Literary Supplement, 10/15/10"Detailed and engaging."

About Niccolo Capponi


Niccolo Capponi is the author of the highly acclaimed Victory of the West and former fellow of the Medici Project. A direct descendant of Machiavelli, he lives in Florence, Italy.

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GOR004848417
An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli by Niccolo Capponi
Niccolo Capponi
Used - Very Good
Hardback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2010-07-08
360
030681756X
9780306817564
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