Strategy: A History is a sweeping, magisterial account of this elemental force in human history. Since the beginning of civilization, humans have devised multi-step plans to achieve greater ends, and as history progressed plans became ever more elaborate. Short-term tactics evolved into longer-term strategies. Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the English speaking world's leading authorities on war and international politics, has synthesized the vast history of strategy's evolution in this consistently engaging and surprising account of how it came to pervade every aspect of life.
The Right Honourable Sir Lawrence David Freedman KCMG, CBE, FBA is Emeritus Professor of War Studies at King's College London. He has been described as the "dean of British strategic studies", and is a member of the Iraq Inquiry.
Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.Find out more