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This doesn't even begin to do this book justice
This doesn't even begin to do this book justice

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(on Wikipedia)

To read

An unfortunately-shiny fabric-hardcover, glossy full-colour pages with photographs gives an impression of high quality. It even has an integrated ribbon bookmark.



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To read. I guess. I mean if one could even read a reference book.

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A tactically-minded man creates an instruction manual for action and understanding in the realm of high-lords of kingdoms.

At under 70 pages, this book may be thin but it's incredibly dense. I found myself reading paragraphs three times before moving on. Although nothing in it surprised me, I can still easily recommend it. It's been, somehow, given a bad name. I only found a slight tinge of "evil" creeping in at about the half-way mark, but nothing inexcusable.

I understood it well enough to add strong commentary, and to give much improved explanation in the latter half which draws from the former. It's interesting to me that the author himself didn't catch on to the trends in his own advice.

When people use the word Machiavellian, they are referring to a mindset in agreement with this work.



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