Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought

Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought

Michael I. Handel


This is the 1st entire examine in line with an in depth textual research of the classical works on warfare by way of Clausewitz, sunlight Tzu, Mao Tse-tung, and to a lesser volume, Jomini and Machiavelli. Brushing stereotypes apart, the writer takes a clean examine what those strategic thinkers truly said―not what they're commonly believed to have stated. He unearths that regardless of their obvious modifications by way of time, position, cultural heritage, and point of material/technological improvement, all had even more in universal than formerly intended. in reality, the important end of this publication is that the common sense of waging conflict and of strategic pondering is as common and undying as human nature itself.

This 3rd, revised and increased version comprises 5 new chapters and a few new charts and diagrams.

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