The Machiavelli Covenant

Author: Allan Folsom
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429920544
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Allan Folsom returns with a high octane thriller in The Machiavelli Covenant. In Europe for a crucial NATO summit in Warsaw, US President John Henry Harris is ordered by a secret cabal within his own administration to have the president of France and the chancellor of Germany assassinated. Refusal, he knows, will mean his death. Afraid to trust anyone, the president flees for his life. Pursued by the Secret Service, the CIA, and Spanish Intelligence who believe he is the victim of foul play, Harris joins forces with rogue detective Nicholas Marten and the beautiful but enigmatic French photo-journalist, Demi Picard. Together the three uncover one of the most secretive and brutally powerful groups the world has ever known, a brotherhood of blood that will stop at nothing. For five hundred years this despotic order of the supremely rich and powerful has kept a secret manuscript by Niccolai Machiavelli—The Covenant, a terrifying blueprint for gaining and keeping political power—hidden under heavy guard, and worshiped like some divine doctrine. Bonded by complicity in ritual murder and dedicated to a singular vision of global domination, over the centuries they have prospered far beyond any dreams of power and avarice. Outmanned, outnumbered, and outgunned, three people now stand alone against it: Nicholas Marten, Demi Picard, and John Henry Harris, president of the United States. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Hadrian Memorandum

Author: Allan Folsom
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 142991839X
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The sequel to Allan Folsom's New York Times bestselling The Machiavelli Covenant! When an ocean of oil is found beneath Equatorial Guinea, the discovery sets of an international plot to overthrow the nation's corrupt government. Nicholas Marten has come face to face with the world's most dangerous men---secret global alliances that go back centuries and involve those at the highest ranks of political power and economic influence. Marten is a man on the run, constantly in fear of his life. He knows too much. He has no one to trust, except the one man who may be his only true friend . . . the President of the United States, John Henry Harris. Murder, suspense, and deceit shadow Marten every inch of the way as his harrowing journey takes him to Berlin, to the Portuguese Riviera, and finally to the always-mysterious Lisbon. At stake is the struggle for control of an ocean of oil, and with it the constantly shifting line between good and evil, love and hate, law and politics. Its cost, thousands of human lives. Its cause, a top secret agreement called The Hadrian Memorandum. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Day After Tomorrow

Author: Allan Folsom
Publisher: Vision
ISBN: 9780446549899
Size: 65.16 MB
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The novel that took the nation by storm is now in paperback. Allan Folsom has created an international conspiracy of apocalyptic dimensions that interconnects three intricate and compelling stories spanning two continents and five decades. "A page-turning whopper".--Entertainment Weekly.

The Exile

Author: Allan Folsom
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765309467
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Rendered mute after a traumatic attack, a beautiful young woman and her LAPD rookie brother find themselves enmeshed in a government conspiracy that forces them to outmaneuver an international hit man and a power-hungry baroness.

Day Of Confession

Author: Allan Folsom
Publisher: Vision
ISBN: 0446548766
Size: 80.85 MB
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A heart-thumping whirlwind of action, suspense & murder that reaches deep into the highest levels of Vatican power & uncovers a demonic scheme to massacre hundreds of thousands of Chinese in an attempt to establish a new Holy Roman Empire on the Chinese mainland in the twenty-first century.

Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 154151842X
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During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the trial and execution of King Charles I and the creation of the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. In his book, Hobbes argued that a strong and undivided central government was necessary to maintain societal order. By accepting the rule of a sovereign authority figure—which Hobbes called the "Leviathan" after the biblical sea monster—humans could avoid being ruled instead by self-interest and fear, and so escape humankind's natural state of war and violence. This is an unabridged version of Hobbes's most famous philosophical text, which established social contract theory and remained influential in political philosophy for centuries.

Modern Political Thought

Author: David Wootton
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872203419
Size: 78.48 MB
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Presents unabridged works and substantive abridgments in preeminent translations, along withbalanced, lucid, sophisticated introductions.

I Ll Make You An Offer You Can T Refuse

Author: Michael Franzese
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1595554270
Size: 58.12 MB
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You gonna make money being a sucker? Fuggedaboutit! Here's a tip: You've got to get a plan, work it hard, work it smart, and surround yourself with people who know how to help you reach your goals—people like Michael Franzese. Franzese was a capo in the Colombo crime family. He ran rackets that earned millions a week. And then he walked away and went straight. He served his time and now schools everyone from executives to small business owners about how to get the most from their businesses—and how to do it on the level. Filled with hard-won experience, street smarts and a just a pinch of philosophy, I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse delivers the goods: Strategies for winning What kind of people you need in your crew Ethical pitfalls Coming out ahead in negotiations And a lot, lot more Business is business. Let your friend Franzese give you a tip or two about how to run yours better.

Machiavelli Hobbes And Rousseau

Author: John Plamenatz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019964506X
Size: 11.43 MB
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This volume presents lucid and insightful lectures on three great figures from the history of political thought. It explores a range of themes in the political thought of Machiavelli Hobbes, and Rousseau.

Commonwealth And Covenant

Author: Marcia Pally
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802871046
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In Commonwealth and Covenant Marcia Pally argues that in order to address current socioeconomic problems, we need not more economic formulas but rather a better understanding of how the world is set up -- an ontology of how we and the world work. Without this, good proposals that arise lack political will and go unimplemented. Pally describes our basic setup as "separability-amid-situatedness" or "distinction-amid-relation." Though we are all unique individuals, we become our singular selves through our relations and responsibilities to the people and environments around us. Pally argues that our culture's overemphasis on "separability" -- individualism run amok -- results in greed, adversarial and deceitful political discourse and chicanery, resource grabbing, broken relationships, and anomie. Maintaining that separability and situatedness can and must be considered together in public policy, Pally draws on intellectual history, philosophy, and -- especially -- historic Christian and Jewish theologies of relationality to construct a new framework for addressing present economic and political ills.