On Grand Strategy

Category: Book
By (author): Gaddis, John Lewis
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
  HISTORY / Civilization
Publisher: Penguin Press
Published: April 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decades

John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian of the Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught grand strategy at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy.  Now, in On Grand Strategy, Gaddis reflects on what he has learned.  In chapters extending from the ancient world through World War II, Gaddis assesses grand strategic theory and practice in Herodotus, Thucydides, Sun Tzu, Octavian/Augustus, St. Augustine, Machiavelli, Elizabeth I, Philip II, the American Founding Fathers, Clausewitz, Tolstoy, Lincoln, Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Isaiah Berlin.  On Grand Strategy applies the sharp insights and wit readers have come to expect from Gaddis to times, places, and people he's never written about before.  For anyone interested in the art of leadership, On Grand Strategy is, in every way, a master class.
Review Quote*On The Cold War: A New History
 
"Outstanding . . . The most accessible distillation of that conflict yet written." - The Boston Globe

"Energetically written and lucid, it makes an ideal introduction to the subject." - The New York Times

"A fresh and admirably concise history . . . Gaddis's mastery of the material, his fluent style and eye for the telling anecdote make his new work a pleasure." - The Economist
 
 
On George F. Kennan: An American Life
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
''Magisterial . . . [Kennan] bids fair to be as close to the final word as possible on one of the most important, complex, moving, challenging, and exasperating American public servants . . . We can be grateful to John Lewis Gaddis for bringing Kennan back to us, thoughtful, human, self-centered, contradictory, inspirational­-a permanent spur as consciences are wont to be. Masterfully researched, exhaustively documented, Gaddis' moving work gives us a figure with whom, however one might differ on details, it was a privilege to be a contemporary.'' - Henry A. Kissinger, New York Times Book Review
 
"[A] first-rate biography . . . Kennan's life maps right onto twentieth-century political history, and no one is better qualified than Gaddis to lead the way through it . . . Gaddis has written with care and elegance, and he has produced a biography whose fineness is worthy of its subject."-The New Yorker
Biographical NoteJohn Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, and was the founding director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. His previous books include The United States and the Origins of the Cold War; Strategies of Containment; The Long Peace; We Now Know; The Landscape of History; Surprise, Security, and the American Experience; and The Cold War: A New History. Professor Gaddis teaches courses on Cold War history, grand strategy, biography, and historical methodology. He has won two undergraduate teaching awards at Yale and was a 2005 recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His George F. Kennan:  An American Life, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.