CRRL Picks - Great Lives 2014 - Machiavelli

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Machiavelli A Biography By Unger, Miles (Book - 2011 ) 921 Machi Available in some locations

Annotation:"Miles Unger has relied on original Italian sources as well as his own deep knowledge of Florence in writing this fascinating and authoritative account of a genius whose work remains as relevant today as when he wrote it." - Simon & Schuster

The Art of War
The Art of War A Revised Edition of the Ellis Farneworth Translation By Machiavelli, Niccolò (Book - 2001 ) 355.02 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:"essential reading for any student of military history, strategy, or theory. Machiavelli believed The Art of War to be his most important work." - Amazon

The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped By Strathern, Paul (Book - 2009 ) 920 St Available in some locations

Annotation:"Strathern... does for Machiavelli and da Vinci what he does for Borgia: creates a flesh-and-blood portrait for each that defies historical stereotype. Using his novelist's eye and a historian's sweep, Strathern conveys the emotional subtleties that animated their lives." - Washington Post

The Borgias
The Borgias The Hidden History By Meyer, G. J. (Book - 2013 ) 945.05 Me All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:"Meyer makes a convincing case that the Borgias have been given a raw deal. His book is his attempt to set the record straight." - Historical Novel Society

Fortune Is A River
Fortune Is A River Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli's Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History By Masters, Roger D. (Book - 1998 ) 945.51 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:"the historically electrifying idea of Roger D. Master's ''Fortune Is a River'' is that Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli collaborated on a ''magnificent failure'' that would have reshaped history, had their project been a success." - NY Times

Machiavelli By King, Ross (Book - 2009 ) 921 Machi Available in some locations

Annotation:"Ross King, the New York Times bestselling author of Brunelleschi’s Dome, argues that the author of The Prince was a far more complex and sympathetic character than is often potrayed." - Amazon

The Prince
The Prince By Machiavelli, Niccolò (Book - 2009 ) 320.1 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation: "This is an excellent translation of The Prince by Parks, accessible and gripping without diluting Machiavelli's message one iota." - The Independent

Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence
Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence (eBook - 2002 ) 945.51 So Click here for EBSCOhost ebook »

Annotation:"The sixteen essays in this volume expand the groundbreaking work of Gene Brucker... exploring new approaches to the social world of Florentines during this fascinating era," Good Reads

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe
Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics By Hall, Bert S. (Book - 1997 ) 355.009 Ha Available in some locations

Annotation:"Bridging the fields of military history and the history of technology—and challenging past assumptions about Europe's "gunpowder revolution"—Hall discovers a complex and fascinating story. " - Good Reads

A World Lit Only by Fire
A World Lit Only by Fire The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance : Portrait of An Age By Manchester, William (Book - 1992 ) 940.21 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:"a concise yet intricately woven tale about the origins of modern thinking. Manchester shows us the evolution of society as it emerges, battered and bloody, from the darkness of the early Middle Ages and moves toward the enlightenment of the Renaissance. " - Epinions

Worldly Goods
Worldly Goods A New History of the Renaissance By Jardine, Lisa (Book - 1996 ) 940.21 Ja Available in some locations

Annotation:"Fascinating. . . . A notable achievement. . . . Real history is in the details, the small stories, of which Worldly Goods is a treasure house." - NY Times

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