On Grand Strategy

Cover of the book titled "On Grand Strategy."

John Lewis Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History

(Penguin Press)

John Lewis Gaddis has for almost two decades co-taught grand strategy at Yale with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy. In “On Grand Strategy,” he 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.

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