John Lewis Gaddis, "On Grand Strategy"


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John Lewis Gaddis discusses his book, "On Grand Strategy", at Politics and Prose at the Wharf on 5/7/18. Featuring the insight, wit, and mastery that won him a Pulitzer for his biography of George Kennan, Gaddis presents a history of grand strategy from the ancient Greeks to the 20th-century’s world leaders, discussing in depth the theory and practice of figures including Herodotus, Sun Tzu, Octavian, St. Augustine, Machiavelli, Elizabeth I, Philip II, the American Founding Fathers, Clausewitz, Tolstoy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Isaiah Berlin, and many more. One of today’s leading academic historians, Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale, synthesized his popular course on the Cold War into the definitive The Cold War: A New History. In his new book he does the same with the seminar on “Studies in Grand Strategy” that he’s co-taught for nearly forty years. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-... === Original video: Downloaded by on Sun Jan 17 16:32:17 2021 Available for 30 days after download

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