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Masters of war : Sun tzu, Clausewitz, and Jomini

Author: Michael I Handel
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Frank Cass, ©1992.
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Handel, Michael I.
Masters of war.
Portland, Or. : Frank Cass, c1992
(OCoLC)608187473
Named Person: Sunzi; Carl von Clausewitz; Antoine Henri Jomini, baron de; Sun Zi.; Antoine Henri de Jomini, baron.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael I Handel
ISBN: 071463476X 9780714634760 0714640875 9780714640877
OCLC Number: 25747529
Description: viii, 176 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Strategy : past theories, modern practice --
Comparing Sun Tzu and Clausewitz --
Style and methodology --
The definition of war : a question of the level of analysis --
'Attacking the enemy's plans' and the concept of 'the center of gravity' : eastern psychology and western mechanics --
The primacy of politics and the military commander --
The rational calculus of war : correlating ends and means --
The first element of the paradoxical trinity : the people in arms --
The ideal and the real : victory without bloodshed and the search for the decisive battle --
Numerical superiority and victory --
Deception, surprise, intelligence, and command and control --
The role of the military leader --
The temperament of the military leader --
The battle environment and the intuition of the military leader --
Boldness and calculation --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Michael I. Handel.

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