2013. 768 S., 23,5 x 15,6 cm, geb. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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- Ausstattung Hardcover
- Bestellnummer 1018806
- Erscheinungstermin 15.11.2016
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Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College London since 1982, and Vice-Principal since 2003. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE in 1996, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. He was awarded the KCMG in 2003. In June 2009 he was appointed to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War. Professor Freedman has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the cold war, as well as commentating regularly on contemporary security issues. His most recent book, A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East, won the 2009 Lionel Gelber Prize and Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature.
This is an epic undertaking, of considerable intellectual ambition. It displays the familiar Freedmanian virtues: clarity, economy, proficiency, sagacity a compound of deep immersion, practised exposition, and a certain practical wisdom in it... In strategy, everything is connected. Freedman shows us how.
Arguably the best book ever written on strategy (in its widest sense).
Gerard DeGroot, Washington Post
Freedman offers a wide-ranging, scholarly and entertaining history of the concept. He ranges from David and Goliath to Peter Drucker, by way of Marx and Machiavelli - and emphasises the importance of responding flexibly to events.
Books of the Year, Financial Times
This is a book of startling scope, erudition and, more than anything, wisdom.
Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
Magisterial ... wide-ranging erudition and densely packed argument.
[A] fascinating, at moments playful book.
Bruce Anderson, The Sunday Times