Masters of War
Classical Strategic Thought 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Michael I. Handel
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Masters of War by Michael I. Handel
Book DescriptionThis is the first comprehensive study based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Mao Tse-tung, and to a lesser extent, Jomini and Machiavelli. Brushing stereotypes aside, the author takes a fresh look at what these strategic thinkers actually said-not what they are widely believed to have said. He finds that despite their apparent differences in terms of time, place, cultural background, and level of material/technological development, all had much more in common than previously supposed. In fact, the central conclusion of this book 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 includes five new chapters and some new charts and diagrams.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714681320
(234mm x 156mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael I. Handel
Masters of War, Hardback (September 2000)
This study is based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war, the central conclusion being that the logic of waging war and of strategic thinking is as universal and timeless as human nature itself.
Weak States in the International System, Paperback (November 1990)
This work defines weak states and their strengths and weaknesses. It examines why they are weak and their position in different international systems as well as their economic positions.
Leaders and Intelligence, Paperback (February 1989)
This volume studies the manner in which political leaders accept and apply intelligence.
Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War, Paperback (September 1987)» View all books by Michael I. Handel
First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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