Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

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Peter Paret, Gordon A. Craig, Felix Gilbert
OUP Oxford, Oct 30, 1986 - Technology & Engineering - 941 pages
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War cannot be controlled in future without an understanding of its past. These essays analyse war, its strategic characteristics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries.
 

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This was a hard book to get started. But once I finished it, I had to go back and re-read, because it put it all together. Especially if you are an 11Bravo! (If you don't know what an 11B is don't ask, you can't understand) Read full review

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Unlike standard texts, this book is an anthology of salient topics of military history. It isn't really meant to be read straight through. I have had this book as a supplemental text in two different ... Read full review

Contents

The Renaissance of the Art of War Felix Gilbert
11
Maurice of Nassau Gustavus Adolphus Raimondo
32
The Impact of Science on War Henry Guerlac
64
From Dynastic to National
91
Napoleon and the Revolution in War Peter Paret
123
Jomini John Shy
143
Clausewitz Peter Paret
186
The Economic
217
The Political Leader as Strategist Gordon A Craig
481
The Doctrine of the Offensive in 1914
510
German Strategy in the Age of Machine Warfare 1914194 5
527
The Doctrines of Limited Liability
598
The Air Power Theorists
624
The Making of Soviet Strategy Condoleezza Rice
648
Allied Strategy in Europe 19391945 Maurice Matloff
677
American and Japanese Strategies in the Pacific
703

Engels and Marx on Revolution War and the Army in Society
262
Moltke and the Rise of the General
281
n Moltke Schlieffen and the Doctrine of Strategic Envelopment
296
The Military Historian Gordon A Craig 3 26
326
Shadow of Suvorov Walter Vintner
354
Colonial Warfare Douglas Porch
376
War Russell F Weigley
408
The First Two Generations of Nuclear Strategists Lawrence
735
Conventional Warfare in the Nuclear Age Michael Carver
779
Revolutionary War John Shy and Thomas W Collier
815
Reflections on Strategy in the Present and Future Gordon
863
List of Contributors
873
Index
933
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About the author (1986)

Peter Paret is professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study. He has written widely on the history of war and society and on the relationship of art, society, and politics. He is the author of "Clausewitz and the State" (Princeton), now in its third revised edition. Most recently he gave the 2008 Lees Knowles Lectures at Cambridge University, on which this book is based, and was guest curator for the spring 2009 exhibition Myth and Modernity at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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