Masters of War

Masters of War

History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

Audiobook CD - 2012
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This course delivers an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. Professor Wilson discusses the subtleties and complexities of strategy and reveals how nations and military leaders have adapted to the dynamic realm of fog, friction, and chance.
Publisher: [Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781490659503
1490659501
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company
Recorded Books, LLC.
Alternative Title: History's greatest thinkers
Contents: Lecture 1. Why strategy matters
Lecture 2. Thucydides on strategy
Lecture 3. Thucydides as a possession for all time
Lecture 4. Sun Tzu's The art of war
Lecture 5. Sun Tzu through time
Lecture 6. Machiavelli's The art of war
Lecture 7. Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy
Lecture 8. The Napoleonic revolution in war
Lecture 9. Baron Jomini as a strategist
Lecture 10. Clausewitz's On war
Lecture 11. Jomini and Clausewitz through the ages
Lecture 12. From sail to steam
the sea-power revolution
Lecture 13. Alfred Thayer Mahan
Lecture 14. Sir Julian Corbett
Lecture 15. Mahan, Corbett, and the Pacific War
Lecture 16. Air power in theory and practice
Lecture 17. From rolling thunder to instant thunder
Lecture 18. Nuclear strategy
Lecture 19. Mao Tse-tung in theory and practice
Lecture 20. Classics of counterinsurgency
Lecture 21. Just-war theory
Lecture 22. Terrorism as strategy
Lecture 23. Strategies of counterterrorism
Lecture 24. From the jaws of defeat
strategic adaptation.
Summary: This course delivers an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. Professor Wilson discusses the subtleties and complexities of strategy and reveals how nations and military leaders have adapted to the dynamic realm of fog, friction, and chance.

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