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Strategy

Strategy

A History

  • Author: Lawrence Freedman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190229233
  • Category: History
  • Page: 768
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Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead feel their way through a series of states, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is one that is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the end point. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David's use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.

Strategy and History

Strategy and History

Essays on Theory and Practice

  • Author: Colin S. Gray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134169647
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Strategy and History comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for today and the future. Each essay in this book is really about strategy in the modern world, and reflects the many dimensions of this complex subject. This book covers a wide range of subjects and historical events, but there are key issues covered throughout: being strategic the consequences of actions a respect for Clausewitz’s theory of war historical dependency the importance of geography being critical of enthusiasm for technology over human factors the primacy of politics. This important publication provides an invaluable insight into the development of strategic studies over the past 30 years from one of the world's leading theorists and practitioners of the subject. The book will be of great interest to all students and analysts of strategy and international studies.

Strategy and History

Strategy and History

  • Author: Edward Luttwak
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412835268
  • Category: History
  • Page: 251
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War, Strategy and History

War, Strategy and History

Essays in Honour of Professor Robert O’Neill

  • Author: Daniel Marston,Tamara Leahy
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • ISBN: 1760460249
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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This is a collection of essays in honour of eminent Professor Robert O’Neill. Each chapter was written by prominent academics and practitioners who have had a professional connection with Professor O’Neill during his long and distinguished career. The overarching themes running throughout the book are war, strategy and history. All the essays are shaped by the role that Professor O’Neill has played over the last 50 years in the debates in Australia, Europe and the US. This book covers not only Professor O’Neill’s impressive career, but also the evolution of strategy in practice, and of strategic studies as an internationally recognised academic discipline.

A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]

A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]

Weapons, Strategy, and Politics

  • Author: Richard Dean Burns,Joseph M. Siracusa
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440800952
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and political leaders. • Makes the case that nuclear weaponry gradually assumed political stature and came to dominate high-level diplomatic activity • Describes inherent problems posed by various delivery systems of nuclear weaponry • Draws connections between military strategy and nuclear arms control efforts as well as anti-missile systems • Identifies and assesses post-Cold War issues in dealing with nuclear terrorism

Strategy and Structure

Strategy and Structure

Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise

  • Author: Alfred Dupont Chandler
  • Publisher: Beard Books
  • ISBN: 9781587981982
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 463
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Investigates the changing strategy and structure of the large industrial enterprise in the United States

History of Strategic and Ballistic Missile Defense: Volume I

History of Strategic and Ballistic Missile Defense: Volume I

1944-1955

  • Author: Barry Leonard
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437921302
  • Category:
  • Page: 275
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As part of a larger study of the strategic arms competition which developed after World War II between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., this study of the two countries¿ strategies for air and ballistic missile defense addresses two broad subjects: (1) How did each country approach the problem of defense against the threat from the air? (2) Why did each country accent particular elements of an air defense strategy at various periods between 1945 and 1972? The first question concerns the means that leaders chose for defense against an increasingly sophisticated offensive threat. Includes several appendices of chronologies, tables, charts, maps and notes.

History of Strategic and Ballistic Missile Defense: Volume II

History of Strategic and Ballistic Missile Defense: Volume II

1956-1972

  • Author: Barry Leonard
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437921310
  • Category:
  • Page: 374
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This is the second of two vol. on the history of strategic air and ballistic missile defense from 1945 to 1972. It covers 1955¿1972, and is organized into five interrelated chapters. Chapter I provides a comparison of U.S. and Soviet strategies, Chapters II and III deal with U.S. strategy and Soviet strategy, while Chapters IV and V cover U.S. systems and Soviet systems. The Executive Summary has three major groupings: one, to reflect the contextual setting of decision-making, circa 1955; the second, to highlight strategic air defense policy comparisons and contrasts, 1955¿1972; and a third, to present judgments and conclusions about the results of the play of factors and perceptions which molded air defense decisions during these years. Illustrations.

The American Way of War

The American Way of War

A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

  • Author: Russell Frank Weigley
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253280299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
  • View: 1974
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"... a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required." —History "A particularly timely account." —Kansas City Times "It reads easily but is not a popularized history... nor does the book become a history of battles.... Weigley's analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and useful." —Perspective