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The Most Evil Man in Italy? Cesare Borgia served as Machiavelli's model of the ideal ruler for The Prince. The illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, he was a cardinal at age 22. He lived hard and died hard, murdering his enemies, seizing power in Florence, and marrying off his sister Lucretia for political gain, not once but three times. This is his remarkable story.
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The Most Evil Man in Italy? Cesare Borgia served as Machiavelli's model of the ideal ruler for The Prince. The illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, he was a cardinal at age 22. He lived hard and died hard, murdering his enemies, seizing power in Florence, and marrying off his sister Lucretia for political gain, not once but three times. This is his remarkable story.
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  • BN ID: 2940012678836
  • Publisher: Medieval Archives
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 928,572
  • File size: 333 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

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    Posted August 2, 2014

    Yuri

    Sits at a desk stuying a diagram

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Scarlett

    She came in and crahed for tye night

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Elizabeth

    She flopped onto her bed, taking out her copy of "Romeo and Juliet".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    *A man comes in*

    *he was wearing a black cloak and black gloves that shows his fingers, ( am not telling my true identity well give ya a hint it starts with the letter "S")* he puts lots of snakes in all the beds, and in the closents, dressers, mostly everywhere. He finished then said, "Haha, Noone leaves me" He smirks then walks out.

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    Posted July 9, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Cassandra

    She collapsed on her bunk, not noticing Syren was gone. She fell into an deep sleep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Herb 2

    Herb staggered back in, holding everything. He dropped the broom and dustpan, placing the sheets and febreze on a cleared dresser. He sighed and bent down, picking up the broom. Gripping the handle, he began moving around the room, piling spiders in a big heap in the middle of the area, along with some dirt and other random trash. The teen finished and looked around the floor, double checking. Once he thought it was good, he swept the pile into the dustpan, frowning at it. Walking over to the trash bin, he took out a layer of waded paper and dumped the spiders and trash, placing the paper back over it to cover up. Looking around, he sighed, remembering the sheets. The spiders were dead, but they had to be clean and redone. He began taking off a sheet, shaking out the spiders in another pile, then laying the soiled sheet in a pile near the door. Herb did this with each one until each bunk was st<_>ripped. He did the same thing as the before pile of spiders: remove a layer of paper, dump the insects, then cover it up. Then he began placing the new sheets on, carefully pulling on the to prevent as much wrinkles as possible. After that he whipped out the febreze, spraying what the can labeled "Sky and Linen". After he doused the arachnicide smell. Looking around satisfied, he grabbed a piece of paper and pen and began writing on the closest table. <p>


    Hey, took care of the spiders! If you see one come get me or kill it with this!" An arrow pointed to where the can of arachnicide pinned down a corner. "And here is to mask the smell!" The next arrow pointed to the febreze. "•••Herb." <p>

    Satisfied, he picked up the dirty sheets and headed out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Herb

    Herb began to panic, wondering if he woke her up. He flashed out the door, it swinging back with a loud thud.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Marlin

    "I'll take that as a no." He said, and slipped out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Syren

    She rose quickly and silently. She changed into her clothes and pulled a pack from beneath her bed. She checked the contents to see if they were still there: a baggy of ambrosia; a flask of nectar; a bandage roll; two changes of clothes; a wad of money; a few drachmas; toiletries. She strapped on her dagger and threw the pack on. She gave the cabin a last furitive glance, placed a note on her pillow, and slipped out the door.
    <p>
    The note read:
    <br>
    To whomever may read this. I am assuming it to be Casandra first.
    <br>
    I'm sorry, but I must do this alone. I'm going back to my birthplace to find my father and clear my dreams. I will return. I swear it on the River Styx. Do not fear for me. And tell Herb.... tell him that I love him... See'ya later... Alligator...
    <br>
    ~ Syren

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Cassandra

    Lay on the top bunk, reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Aspen

    She sighed, yawning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Athena's Cabin

    This is Atjena's cabin. There is a gray owl over the door and nearly the entire cabin has a pale gray-blue theme. The walls are lined with bookshelves and there are bulletin boards filled with battle drawings and blueprints. It's a bit larger than the other cabins, with several desks and bunk beds with nooks and papers piled neatly on them. Various designs hang on the walls.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

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    Pro's Factual, well-laid-out, enthusiastic & at times amusin

    Pro's
    Factual, well-laid-out, enthusiastic &amp; at times amusingly sarcastic. Sabatini challenges the many flaws in seemingly reliable Borgia sources. The author is dedicated to defending the real Borgia story, featuring fantastic examples of Cesare's true grandeur. As a history buff, the TRUTH and those who seek it &amp; seek to spread it is what I appreciate. It's a fairly good simplistic addition to any Borgia collection.

    Con's
    A bit dry at times, and the insults upon false-sources get repetitive. The focus is more on reasons for discrediting old sources rather than explaining Cesare's life. The book is great up until the last few chapters, I expected so much more there. The story is fairly well-detailed until that point. The end is abrupt with an overly-dramatized image of Cesare's unknowable last moments, and just teeters off, leaving the reader wanting more. There's no wrap-up, no final reiteration on the book's entire thesis.

    If you'd like much more detail on Cesare's story, I highly, intensely recommend John Leslie Garner, &quot;Caesar Borgia, a study of the Renaissance.&quot;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Hard to read

    I am having difficulty getting interested enough to read this book. The author is very concerned with proving Cesare Borgia's innocence of the crime of fratricide. I haven't finished it yet and don't know if I will.

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    Posted April 27, 2014

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    Posted February 29, 2012

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