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Strategy: A History
Strategy: A History
by Sir Lawrence Freedman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wise and wonderful book, 7 Dec 2013
This review is from: Strategy: A History (Hardcover)
Essential reading for anyone interested in the theory and practice of strategic thought in war, business and life. The book ranges widely and illustrates the depth of thought that has gone into the exercise of creating power and managing conflict


Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power
Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power
by David J. Rothkopf
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.40

3.0 out of 5 stars Sensible overview of the NSC but few real insights, 29 Nov 2012
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An insider's view of the NSC with some interesting anecdotes but little to justify the grand title. Also, the writer's distaste for the Reagan White House, though understandable, is overblown.


Dominion
Dominion
Price: £3.66

6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre writing ruins a decent idea, 4 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Dominion (Kindle Edition)
Shame that the undigested research doesn't turn into a credible story. A poor copy of Fatherland not really worth it


Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy
Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy
by Chas W. Freeman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.81

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So disappointing, 28 Dec 2011
Freeman has been a participant in forerign policy making in the US and a long standing critic of its more parochial and foolish traits, so I was looking forward to reading his thoughts on how diplomacy should be conducted. This pamphlet, sadly, could not have been more disappointing. It was little more than a collection of truisms and assertions with little evidence or logical thread.


Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers
Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers
by Richard Elliott Neustadt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all policy makers, 3 Feb 2011
A set of cautionary tales, mostly from the Carter administration, of how decision makers misunderstand historical lessons and then a few stories of policy makers who got it right (Kennedy and Reagan).


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