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On Grand Strategy

von Gaddis, John Lewis   (Autor)

John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian and acclaimed author of The Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught the grand strategy seminar at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy. Now, in On Grand Strategy, Gaddis reflects with insight and wit on what he has learned. In chapters extending from the ancient world through World War II, Gaddis assesses grand strategic theory and practice in Herodotus, Thucydides, Sun Tzu, Octavian/Augustus, Saint Augustine, Machiavelli,Elizabeth I, Philip II, the American Founding Fathers, Clausewitz, Tolstoy,Lincoln, Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Isaiah Berlin.

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John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian and acclaimed author of The Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught the grand strategy seminar at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy. Now, in On Grand Strategy, Gaddis reflects with insight and wit on what he has learned.

In chapters extending from the ancient world through World War II, Gaddis assesses grand strategic theory and practice in Herodotus, Thucydides, Sun Tzu, Octavian/Augustus, Saint Augustine, Machiavelli,Elizabeth I, Philip II, the American Founding Fathers, Clausewitz, Tolstoy,Lincoln, Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Isaiah Berlin. 

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An extraordinary treatise on the need to teach the principles of sound strategy to today's leaders... It makes sense of our world, but is also capable of beautifully crafted pithy historical judgements. ... It is a book that cares about liberty, choice and a moral compass, that warns against the hubris of an angry Bonaparte on the turn in a Russian winter, against leaders who do not listen or learn. A training manual for our troubled times Roger Boyes The Times 

Autoreninfo

Gaddis, John Lewis

John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett
Professor of History at Yale University and
was the founding director of the Brady-
Johnson Program in Grand Strategy.
His previous books include The United
States and the Origins of the Cold War;
Strategies of Containment; The Landscape
of History; Surprise, Security, and the
American Experience; and The Cold War.
The New York Times calls him 'the dean
of Cold War historians'. He has won two
undergraduate teaching awards at Yale
and was a 2005 recipient of the National
Humanities Medal. His George F. Kennan:
An American Life won the 2012 Pulitzer
Prize in Biography. 

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Medium: Buch
Seiten: 384
Format: Gebunden
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: April 2018
Sonstiges: .453005
Maße: 241 x 156 mm
Gewicht: 626 g
ISBN-10: 0241333121
ISBN-13: 9780241333129

Bestell-Nr.: 20849437 
 

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