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On Grand Strategy - John Lewis Gaddis

Hardcover Published: 2nd April 2018
ISBN: 9780241333129
Number Of Pages: 384

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For over two decades, a select group of students at Yale University has been admitted into the year-long 'Grand Strategy' seminar taught by John Lewis Gaddis and Paul Kennedy. The purpose of the seminar is to furnish these students with a grounding in strategic decision-making in the face of crisis, to equip future world leaders with the intellectual tools necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities they will face.

On Grand Strategy is the distillation of the experience of that course, and in it Gaddis takes the reader from the commanding heights of statesmanship across the landscape of world history from the ancient Greeks to Lincoln, and beyond.

About the Author

John Lewis Gaddis is an internationally renowned historian of the Cold War and has been called 'the dean of Cold War historians' by The New York Times. He is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, is on the advisory board of the Cold War International History Project and has served as a consultant on the CNN television documentary Cold War. He is also the author of numerous books, is the 2005 winner of the US National Humanities Medal and lives in New Haven.

Industry Reviews

An extraordinary treatise on the need to teach the principles of sound strategy to today's leaders... It makes sense of our world, but is also capable of beautifully crafted pithy historical judgements. ... It is a book that cares about liberty, choice and a moral compass, that warns against the hubris of an angry Bonaparte on the turn in a Russian winter, against leaders who do not listen or learn. A training manual for our troubled times -- Roger Boyes * The Times *
On Grand Strategy is many things - a thoughtful validation of the liberal arts, an argument for literature over social science, an engaging reflection on university education and some timely advice that lasting victory comes from winning what you can rather than all that you want. -- Victor Davis Hanson * The New York Times *
A brilliant book - learned, seductively written, deep -- Roger Kimball * New Criterion *
Gaddis has indisputably earned the right to plow different fields of historical inquiry, which he does in On Grand Strategy with self-evident glee and peripatetic curiosity -- Gordon M. Goldstein * Washington Post *
A long walk with a single, delightful mind, which makes it much easier for the reader to comprehend the lessons that cohere across continents and millennia -- John Nagl * Wall Street Journal *

ISBN: 9780241333129
ISBN-10: 0241333121
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 2nd April 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.3  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1

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