Praise for Jeremy’s forthcoming ‘Global History of Strategy’:
“This book succeeds in communicating the dynamics of strategy across a huge canvas in an intelligent, engaging but also an extremely erudite fashion. The author has thought long and hard about many of the key issues, but at the same time does not ignore the crucial importance of definitions, a problem which can be seen in other general works on the same topic. The book has been thoroughly researched, yet at the same time each of the chapters is kept to a manageable (and readable) length.
The book is extensively referenced, including the use of primary sources. The references are virtually a bibliographical essay on much of the recent literature on strategy, which will be extremely valuable to students of the subject.
The great achievement of this book is that it does not only inform the reader of many aspects of the global history of strategy, it encourages readers to think about the subject matter and the historical challenges as they read. This work will be attractive to both university students and the intelligent general reader.
Possibly one of Jeremy Black’s best books to date. In short, I like this book a lot!”
Alaric Searle, Professor of Modern European History, University of Salford, Manchester