#BookReview: Strategy Six Pack – The Art of War, The Gallic Wars, Life of Charlemagne, The Prince, On War and Battle Studies (Illustrated) #ASMSG #MondayBlogs

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“War is merely the continuation of politics by other means.” – Clausewitz.

Strategy Six Pack brings together six essential texts for military theorists:

Machiavelli’s The Prince
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Battle Studies by Ardant du Picq
Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne
Julius Caesar’s The Gallic Wars
On War by Carl von Clausewitz

In addition to these six master texts, there is also an image gallery and a link to a free audio recording of The Art of War. Each work has been newly revised and expertly edited with notes, images and a table of contents. Centuries of tactical wisdom distilled into one awesome e-book. Military Science has never been more thoroughly represented in one single volume.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”– Sun Tzu.

*****

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. He has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as the author of ‘The Art of War’ and as a legendary historical figure.Gaius Julius Caesar (d. 44 BC) was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose.

Einhard (c. 770-840) was a Frankish scholar and courtier. He was a dedicated servant of Charlemagne and his son Louis the Pious.

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer during the Renaissance.

Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the psychological and political aspects of war. His most notable work, On War, was unfinished at his death. Clausewitz was a realist who drew heavily on the rationalist ideas of the European Enlightenment.

Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq (1821-1870) was a French Army officer and military theorist of the mid-19th century whose writings later had a great effect on French military theory and doctrine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Book Review by Thomas Jerome Baker

Author of Soldier Story

Are you a military strategy enthusiast? If you are, Strategy Six Pack is irresistible. Some of the greatest military minds and strategical thinkers are all at your fingertips, at your beck and call, if you will. Which one is my favourite?

For me, Sun Tzu wins hands down, simply because his wisdom extends beyond the battlefield into the contemporary world we live in. In my honest and humble opinion, he is the master, but don’t fail to check the others out. In their own historical, cultural and social context, these warriors were all superb in the art of war…

Reviewed by Thomas Jerome Baker

Author of Soldier Story

 

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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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