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Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. In the "Discourses" and his "Art of War" Machiavelli reveals his true republican feelings and distress at the use of Italy as a battle ground by the Holy Roman Empire, France, the Pope, and various home grown Italian tyrants.
The preface to Book I explains why Machiavelli wrote the Discourse. The themes of pride and corruption appear many times throughout The Discourses and Machiavelli believes that it is very easy for a person to be corrupted. He also notes that while his work may not be perfect, it deserves to be heard, because it will aid others after him in fulfilling his vision. It is also good for a soldier to have the desire to fight for personal pride and glory.
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