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.