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  • A History of Strategy

  • From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind
  • By: Martin van Creveld
  • Narrated by: Jon Mollison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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Featuring a foreword by Dr. Jerrry Pournelle, A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind begins with the Chinese military literature, then reviews the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine works before proceeding to the Middle Ages. From Machiavelli and Montecuccoli to Guibert and Frederick the Great, van Creveld chronicles the gradual transition from medieval to Napoleonic warfare and onward into the nuclear age and the rise of ISIS.

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  • Insightful look at strategies greatest authors!

  • By Chris Campbell on 10-18-17

Great overview with only a few omissions

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Reviewed: 11-18-16

Very well done! It goes through a great deal of history in 4 hours, but very competently. Van Creveld does omit some great modern strategists but that is unavoidable in such a short book.

I'm well read in strategy but learned much, mainly from Crevelds take on the strategists and how they relate to each other. Plus the short length makes it easy to commit to.

Very lively performance as well.

Great work!

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