Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought

Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought
Pages:
482
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Published:
September 29th 2000 by Routledge
ISBN10:
0714681326
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Goodreads Rating:
4.11
ISBN13:
9780714681320

This is the first comprehensive study based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Mao Tse-tung, and to a er extent, Jomini and Machiavelli. Brushing stereotypes aside, the author takes a fresh look at what these strategic thinkers actually said--not what they are widely believed to have said. He finds that despite their apparent differences in terms of time, place, cultural background, and level of material/technological development, all had much more in common than previously supposed. In fact, the central conclusion of this book is that the logic of waging war and of strategic thinking is as universal and time as human nature itself. This third, revised and expanded edition includes five new chapters and some new charts and diagrams.

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