Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy (Strategy and by David J. Lonsdale

By David J. Lonsdale

This booklet deals a strategic research of 1 of the main striking army careers in background, selecting the main pertinent strategic classes from the campaigns of Alexander the good.

David Lonsdale argues that because the center rules of procedure are everlasting, the examine and research of historic examples have price to the fashionable theorist and practitioner. in addition, as approach is so complicated and tough, the notable occupation of Alexander offers the precise chance to appreciate most sensible perform in technique, as he completed amazing and non-stop luck around the spectrum of battle, in a number of conditions and environments. This booklet offers the 13 such a lot pertinent classes that may be discovered from his campaigns, dividing them into 3 different types: grand method, army operations, and use of strength. every one of those different types offers classes pertinent to the trendy strategic setting. finally, besides the fact that, the booklet argues that the dominant consider his good fortune was once Alexander himself, and that it was once his personal features as a strategist that allowed him to beat the complexities of method and attain his expansive pursuits.


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