Makers of Modern Strategy; Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler

Earle, Edward Meade

Published by Princeton University Press, 1961
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Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 1961. Hardcover. 7th Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked text; ex-military library copy with stamps to textblock bottom and front pastedown; pocket and slip on FFFP; tape remnant on spine from library number. Book Condition: Very Good. No DJ. Red cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine. 553 pp. "When war comes it dominates our lives." So Edward Mead Earle introduced Makers of Modern Strategy: Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler, first published in 1943. War had indeed come and was dominating American lives. Makers of Modern Strategy was a collection of essays based on a 1941 seminar on American foreign policy and security issues sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton University. The contributors considered those writers, statesmen, and military officers who had thought most seriously about the art of controlling and utilizing the resources of a nation or a coalition of nations, to promote and secure their interests against enemies, actual, potential, or presumed. These resources included not only the armed forces but a variety of nonmilitary factors, economic, psychological, moral, political, and technological. The highest type of strategy- called grand strategy¿so integrates the policies and armaments of the nation that the resort to war is rendered unnecessary or is undertaken with the maximum chance of victory. Those who made the list of makers of modern strategy included Machiavelli; Vauban; Frederick the Great, Guibert, and Bülow; Jomini; Clausewitz; Adam Smith, Alexander Hamilton and Friedrich List; Engels and Marx; Moltke and Schlieffen; Du Picq and Foch; Bugeaud, Gallieni, and Lyautey; Delbrück; Churchill, Lloyd George, and Clemenceau; Ludendorff; Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin; Maginot and Lidell Hart; Haushofer; Mahan; Douhet, Mitchell, and Seversky; and Hitler. A very presentable, clean, and little used library book. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Makers of Modern Strategy; Military Thought ...
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 1961
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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