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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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful look at strategies greatest authors!

    • By Chris Campbell on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Equality: The Impossible Quest

    • By: Martin van Creveld
    • Narrated by: Jon Mollison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    All over the Western world, gaps between rich and poor are widening - or so the headlines say. Nobody has done more to spread this view than the French economic historian Thomas Piketty, whose best-selling volume, Capital in the Twentieth Century, not only documents the process but represents one long call for reducing the gaps so as to create a more equal society. But what is equality? Who invented the idea, when, where, and why? How was it implemented and at what cost? Are we getting closer to it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Audiobook

    • By Andres on 08-17-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Culture of War

    • By: Martin van Creveld
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    War has always been a topic of deep intrigue. Fighting itself can be a source of great, perhaps even the greatest, joy; out of this joy and fascination an entire culture has grown - from the war paint of tribal warriors to today’s "tiger suits," from Julius Caesar's red cloak to Douglas MacArthur's pipe, from the decorative shields of ancient Greece to modern aircraft nose art, and from the invention of chess around A.D. 600 to cyber era combat simulators.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Men like war

    • By Michael Bellesiles on 03-21-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Clio & Me: An Intellectual Autobiography

    • By: Martin van Creveld
    • Narrated by: Jon Mollison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Clio and Me is Dr. van Creveld's most personal book, an honest, heartfelt account of his lifelong love affair with the Muse of History. It is an autobiography, not of the life, but of the mind, and as such, will be of great interest to historians and students of history alike. This "intellectual autobiography" reveals one of the great historical minds of the 21st-century to be eternally curious, endlessly inquisitive, and possessed of an unexpected charm.

    Regular price: $19.95