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Masters of war : classical strategic thought

Author: Michael I Handel
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"This study is based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Mao Tse-tung and, to a lesser extent, by Jomini and Machiavelli. The central conclusion is that the logic of waging war and of strategic thinking is as universal and timeless as human nature itself. This third revised and expanded edition contains five new chapters. One of these concerns Clausewitz' insights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Sunzi; Carl von Clausewitz; Antoine Henri Jomini, baron de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael I Handel
ISBN: 0714681326 9780714681320 0714650919 9780714650913
OCLC Number: 318033033
Notes: Reprint of ed. published: London : Frank Cass, 2001.
Description: xxvii, 482 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Strategy : past theories, modern practice --
Comparing Sun Tzu and Clausewitz --
The definition of war : a question of the level of analysis --
Clausewitz and Mao Tse-tung on theory and practice in war --
"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 --
Clausewitz on the role of "moral forces" in war --
The supreme act of judgment : understanding the "nature of war" and the "trinitarian analysis" --
The first element of the remarkable trinity : the people in arms --
The ideal and the real : victory without bloodshed and the search for the decisive battle --
Speed, numerical superiority, and victory --
The principle of continuity and the culminating point of victory : the contradictory nature of war --
Clausewitz on war termination --
Deception, surprise, and intelligence --
On military leadership --
Boldness and calculation --
Corbett, Clausewitz, and Sun Tzu --
Conclusions : towards a unified theory of war.
Responsibility: Michael I. Handel.
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