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The Making of strategy : rulers, states, and war

Author: Williamson Murray; MacGregor Knox; Alvin H Bernstein
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most writing about strategy - the balancing of ends and means by rulers and states in conflict with their adversaries - has focused on individual strategic theorists or great military leaders. That approach has its uses, but it normally ignores the messy process through which rulers and states have actually framed strategy. Understanding how that process has worked or failed to work in the past is nevertheless of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Williamson Murray; MacGregor Knox; Alvin H Bernstein
ISBN: 0521453895 9780521453899
OCLC Number: 29846167
Description: xiv, 680 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : on strategy / Williamson Murray and Mark Grimsley --
Athenian strategy in the Peloponnesian War / Donald Kagan --
The strategy of a warrior-state : Rome and the wars against Carthage, 264-201 B.C. / Alvin H. Bernstein --
Chinese strategy from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries / Arthur Waldron --
The making of strategy in Habsburg Spain : Philip II's "bid for mastery," 1556-1598 / Geoffrey Parker --
The origins of a global strategy : England from 1558 to 1713 / William S. Maltby --
A quest for glory : the formation of strategy under Louis XIV, 1661-1715 / John A. Lynn --
To the edge of greatness : the United States, 1783-1865 / Peter Maslowski --
Strategic uncertainties of a nation-state : Prussia-Germany, 1871-1918 / Holger H. Herwig --
The weary titan : strategy and policy in Great Britain, 1890-1918 / John Gooch --
The strategy of the decisive weight : Italy, 1882-1922 / Brian R. Sullivan --
The road to ideological war : Germany, 1918-1945 / Wilhelm Deist --
The collapse of empire : British strategy, 1919-1945 / Williamson Murray --
The strategy of innocence? : the United States, 1920-1945 / Eliot A. Cohen --
The illusion of security : France, 1919-1940 / Robert A. Doughty --
Strategy for class war : the Soviet Union, 1917-1941 / Earl F. Ziemke --
The evolution of Israeli strategy : the psychology of insecurity and the quest for absolute security / Michael I. Handel --
Strategy in the nuclear age : the United States, 1945-1991 / Colin S. Gray --
Conclusion : continuity and revolution in the making of strategy / MacGregor Knox.
Responsibility: edited by Williamson Murray, MacGregor Knox, Alvin Bernstein.
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