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Three Essays on Strategy

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by: John Beatty
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Publication Date: July 24, 2017
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 36
Binding: Perfect Bound

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Book Synopsis
These essays were written in a time when the concept of “strategy” had been formally defined for over a century, and in a world where the concept of “strategy” was intentionally driven by policy. As these essays show, strategy has been an evolution, a development of policy-making that stretches back millennia, and was sometimes driven by accident, sometimes by design. During the time period covered by the first two, dealing with the Mediterranean’s ancient world and with Europe and Asia in the early modern period, strategy was a matter of royal prerogative and trade demands. In the third, dealing with the United States and Japan in the Pacific in the 19th century, strategy was the prerogative, at least in part, of democratically elected representatives. What is interesting is how similar the strategic choices are, and how similar the alternatives are. The greatest difference is that of scale.
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