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This review is from: Machiavelli: A Man Misunderstood (Paperback)
It's curious how, despite his name being bandied with wonderous dexterity, very little is generally known of the life of this seminal writer. This book will more than bridge the gap, pushing back the neat images and buzz-words that we mistake for the man himself in current usage. Under Michael White's hands he emmerges, not only in context but in surprising depth. Here he is a man disturbingly alive and almost tangible. There is liveliness and authority in the narrative, and it doesn't slide too far in either direction. It reads very easily, and is over far too soon! I wish I could write like this.....