Strategy: A History

Strategy: A History

by Lawrence Freedman

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ISBN-13: 9780199325153
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/02/2013
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 227,035
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College London since 1982, and Vice-Principal since 2003. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE in 1996, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. He was awarded the KCMG in 2003. In June 2009 he was appointed to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War. Professor Freedman has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the cold war, as well as commentating regularly on contemporary security issues. His most recent book, A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East, won the 2009 Lionel Gelber Prize and Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature.

Table of Contents

DEDICATION

PREFACE

Part I ORIGINS
1 ORIGINS 1: EVOLUTION
2 ORIGINS 2: THE BIBLE
3 ORIGINS 3: THE GREEKS
4 SUN TZU AND MACHIAVELLI
5 SATAN'S STRATEGY

Part II STRATEGIES OF FORCE
6 THE NEW SCIENCE OF STRATEGY
7 CLAUSEWITZ
8 THE FALSE SCIENCE
9 ANNIHILATION OR EXHAUSTION
10 BRAIN AND BRAWN
11 THE INDIRECT APPROACH
12 NUCLEAR GAMES
13 THE RATIONALITY OF IRRATIONALITY
14 GUERRILLA WARFARE
15 OBSERVATION AND ORIENTATION
16 THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS
17 THE MYTH OF THE MASTER STRATEGIST

PART III STRATEGY FROM BELOW
18 MARX AND A STRATEGY FOR THE WORKING CLASS
19 HERZEN AND BAKUNIN
20 REVISIONISTS AND VANGUARDS
21 BUREAUCRATS, DEMOCRATS, and ELITES
22 FORMULAS, MYTHS, AND PROPAGANDA
23 THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE
24 EXISTENTIAL STRATEGY
25 BLACK POWER AND WHITE ANGER
26 FRAMES, PARADIGMS, DISCOURSES, AND NARRATIVES
27 RACE, RELIGION, AND ELECTIONS

PART IV STRATEGY FROM ABOVE
28 THE RISE OF THE MANAGEMENT CLASS
29 THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS
30 MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
31 BUSINESS AS WAR
32 THE RISE OF ECONOMICS
33 RED QUEENS AND BLUE OCEANS
34 THE SOCIOLOGICAL CHALLENGE
35 DELIBERATE OR EMERGENT

PART V theories of strategy
36 THE LIMITS OF RATIONAL CHOICE
37 BEYOND RATIONAL CHOICE
38 STORIES AND SCRIPTS
37 BEYOND RATIONAL CHOICE
38 STORIES AND SCRIPTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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Strategy: A History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Romek More than 1 year ago
This is very extensive presentation of main areas of human forward thinking and activity to achieve the deliberated aims in different fields: war, economy, political, social etc. The subject matter concerns the humankind's history from preancient (Bible) time to contemporary one. Author gives not only the presentation and description but also critical analysis of problems, puts the questions and inspires to individual outlook of them. Beautiful and attractive mode of written text is the next valuable point of review. This book may be well recommended for all readers being interested in this area of human ideas.