"The Malice of Fortune" by Michael Ennis

Friday, 01 Mar 2013

Niccolo Machiavelli's infamous book The Prince is a staple of Western political thought. Its pragmatic descriptions of a suave and ruthless ruler maneuvering by whatever means he desires to achieve his ends has scandalized and intrigued readers since its composition in 1513. Yet, as history shows, Machiavelli the man was a far more complex (and ultimately endearing) figure than the popular conception of him as a corrupter of humanity. The true Machiavelli that Michael Ennis brings alive in his historical novel The Malice of Fortune is a curious observer of human nature and ...

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