Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear

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  1. Christopher Christopher says:

    In my experience anthologies are always a sort of coin toss with essays being either very good or very bad due to the fact that it's a collection of different authors with different ideas and different styles It's rare to find one where all the essays are great and interesting reads but this book is one of those A collection of essays on military history strategy and strategies starting with Machiavelli in the 16th century all the way to the end of the Cold War Every major military leader and thinker in Western history during this time period is there and topics are varied enough so that it is not always Army tactics that are covered It also includes essays on the Navy and Air power that are fascinating It even includes a chapter on modern revolutionary wars or insurgencies as we would call them today that is not to be missed And I have to say there wasn't one essay that I felt was superfluous or boring an achievement for an anthology of this size The only thing that I would say is that since this was most recently updated in 1986 it does need to add a few new chapters on robotics and cyberwarfare In spite of its age and length this was a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the development of modern Western military strategy over the centuries

  2. Art Art says:

    The bible of stragetic thought It needs updating with some post cold war analysis It is still the single best volume of western military thought I have read the book numerous times and it still remains solid

  3. Maria Maria says:

    Reprint of a collection of essays first published in 1943 except just 3 essays were reprinted 4 were revised and 22 were written for this reprint All the essays trace the history of strategic thought and practice in war thru 5 centuries of European experienceWhy I started this book This is a huge work that has repeatedly been listed on Military Professional Reading lists Starting a new year seemed like the best time to tackle this beastWhy I finished it This book is not only long but it is also dense Which meant that it was a victory to read a chapter a day one that I didn't consistently achieve The strongest essays in this book were the first as all essays relied on historical research and resources that were not availableunclassified for later essays on nuclear strategy and colonial revolutionary wars

  4. John Leven John Leven says:

    Initially I was very excited for this sweeping 871 page compilation of military strategy from over 25 expert contributors However by about 200 pages in it became clear that I was NOT going to come away from this book with tried and true principals that I could transplant from military strategy to everyday life Not only did I find this book completely impractical but also an extremely laborious to read And not in the good way A book of this size normally takes me about a month but this one took nearly 3 months because of how much I avoided reading it I learned almost nothing from this book and really should have stopped reading it around page 200 Silver lining This was a good lesson in opportunity cost and hopefully going forward I’ll have the balls to leave books like this I finished instead of forcing myself through hundreds of pages that were neither useful nor entertaining

  5. Hom Sack Hom Sack says:

    This is an updated and expanded version of the 1952 Makers of Modern Strategy Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler It is unfortunate that the essay in the epilogue Hitler the Nazi concept of war by Edward Mead Earle is omitted Of the added essays I found Condoleezza Rice's The Making of Soviet Strategy most informative and interesting It also speaks to her expertise on the matter

  6. Jarrod Jarrod says:

    Impressive in all respects even when considering the latest edition is from 1986

  7. Dane Christensen Dane Christensen says:

    Very interesting read for those of you who like to decipher how our military leadership has developed some of its current tactics

  8. Bryan J. Pitchford, MFA Bryan J. Pitchford, MFA says:

    This was a mandatory read on the list for United States Army Command General Staff College We were assigned passages from the book rather than being reuired to read it cover to cover I am interested in History and this was one of the few enjoyable blocks in the Army course However I graduated from the American public school system several years ago and I was not immediately invested in reading mandatory materialWhile another book on our list The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300 2050 ambitiously covered 700 years in only 194 pages this book set out to cover roughly 500 years in 871 pages of actual text This book provided great insight in the tactics operations and strategy of great military officers and their celebrated armies Additionally it covers some of the blunders Part of the comprehensive insights include the diplomatic informational and economic environments surrounding those armies and their countries

  9. Andrew Garrie Andrew Garrie says:

    A great survey of the many aspects of strategy that have affected military conflict in the past 500 years A great starting point for any student of military history who seeks a deeper understanding of the factors involved in pushing forward campaigns and war Highly recommended

  10. Jeroen Jeroen says:

    Lot of redundant information as the book bundles a number of papers

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  • Hardcover
  • 553 pages
  • Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age
  • Edward Mead Earle
  • English
  • 07 September 2014
  • 9780691069074