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Sunday, December 20, 2020

New Indie Book Release: The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)

New Indie Book Release:
The Diplomat of Florence - Anthony R. Wildman 
Historical Fiction (406 Pages - November 2020)

The Diplomat of Florence is the only historical novel that has been written that explores Niccolo Machiavelli's career as a diplomat, during a particularly turbulent time in Italian history. 

About the Book

The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)
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Young diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli combines forces with artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci to thwart the ambitions of a ruthless warlord to dominate Italy.

Florence, 1498. The long rule of the Medici is over and a new regime has emerged from the turbulence, a genuine republic of the people. But Florence is weak and threatened by a new warlord who is rampaging across central Italy—Cesare Borgia.

Niccolò Machiavelli is young and inexperienced when he becomes second secretary of the Florentine chancellery, but he is destined to become his city’s leading diplomat. As he tries to counter the Borgia threat, Machiavelli is plunged into the grim realities of power politics, negotiates with kings and popes, and learns that no one can be trusted.

In the tradition of Hilary Mantel, this is the story of a skilled diplomat whose name has become a byword for treachery and double dealing.

About the Author

Author Anthony R. Wildman
Author Anthony R. Wildman
Melbourne-based writer Anthony R. Wildman  was born in England and migrated to Australia with his family in 1967. He grew up and was educated in South Australia, where he acquired a degree in history and politics from the University of Adelaide, which was the start of a lifelong fascination with both subjects.

After a career in business that saw him working in the oil industry, banking and finance, business services and management consulting, Anthony has embarked on a new phase of his life as a writer and novelist.

Though his long-term home is in Melbourne, Australia, he has journeyed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and America, satisfying his love of travel and new experiences.

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