[Machiavelli] was a great thinker and a greater artist, and Michael White has done as much as anyone could to convince us of his genius (John Banville, IRISH TIMES
He [Machiavelli] has been painted as a corrupt, cruel, vindictive social commentator with little time for human emotion, but White successfully argues that Machiavelli is actually an author of remarkable foresight who manages to assess the Realpolitik of (GLASGOW HERALD
White's great gift as a writer is his ability to blow life into seemingly stodgy material. Renaissance politics isn't everyone's cup of tea, but White makes it manageable without dumbing it down. (MAIL ON SUNDAY
A fantastic historical read. (DAILY EXPRESS
* In this carefully researched account, acclaimed biographer, Michael White tells the story of Machiavelli's life and reveals how his ideas have been misunderstood and his name misappropriated as a result.