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On Grand Strategy
By (author): John Lewis Gaddis
9780143132516 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / Civilization Apr 02, 2019
$24.00 CAD
Active 5.29 x 8.03 x 0.76 in 384 pages Penguin Two Penguin Books
A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary Yale course co-taught by the author for decades

For almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the “Studies in Grand Strategy” seminar taught by John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Kennedy, and Charles Hill. Its purpose has been to prepare future leaders for responsibilities they will face, through lessons drawn from history and the classics. Now, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Gaddis has distilled that teaching into a succinct, sharp, and transformational book, surveying statecraft from Xerxes of Persia to Franklin D. Roosevelt and beyond. On Grand Strategy is an unforgettable expert guide to the art of leadership.

APPLICABLE LESSONS FROM YALE HISTORIAN: Gaddis is finally bringing the tablets down from the mountain for the rest of us, distilling a legendary career in history and strategy into one lucid, approachable volume.

ENORMOUS BUILT-IN BUSINESS AUDIENCE: Gaddis’s insights on decision-making and strategic thinking drawn from the grandest examples in world history will be catnip to the business reader.

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Gaddis won the Pulitzer Prize for his last book, Kennan, and the book before that, a distillation of his other legendary Yale class, his history of the Cold War, is a backlist staple.

John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University. His previous books include The United States and the Origins of the Cold War; Strategies of Containment; The Long Peace; We Now Know; The Landscape of History; Surprise, Security, and the American Experience; and The Cold War: A New History. Professor Gaddis teaches courses on Cold War history, grand strategy, historical methodology, and biography. He has won two Yale undergraduate teaching awards, was a 2005 recipient of the National Humanities medal, and is the 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his George F. Kennan: An American life.

Author Residence: New Haven, CT

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“Yale historian Gaddis draws on decades of teaching to produce a fine summary of the complex concepts explored in his Grand Strategy seminar, full of vivid examples of leadership and strategic thinking…Gaddis brings a deep knowledge of history and a pleasingly economical prose style to this rigorous study of leadership.” —Publishers Weekly

“A lively, erudite study of the past in service of the future.” —Kirkus

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