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Strategy: A History

Author: Lawrence Freedman Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead, feel their way through a series of stages, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the endpoint. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David's use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.
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Bark

  • Author: Lorrie Moore
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (26 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571273912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571273911
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2 x 23.3 cm
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Promise Me, Dad

Author: Joe Biden  In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered for their traditional Thanksgiving celebration. But this year felt different from the previous. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. 'Promise me, Dad,' Beau had told his father. 'Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right.' Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. While Beau fought for, and then lost his life, the Vice President balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family, while contemplating the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. Even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama.
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Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World (Hardback)

  • Author: Layla Saad and Robin DiAngelo
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (28 Jan. 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1529405106
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The Whole World’s Shaking. Georgie Fame

  • Audio CD (9 Oct. 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: UMC
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Unaccustomed Earth (Vintage Contemporaries)

  • Series: Vintage Contemporaries
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307278255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307278258
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
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Zambezi

  • Author: Tony Park
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (1 Oct. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857387936
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  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 3.6 x 19.7 cm
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Kilimanjaro: Mountain, Memory, Modernity

  • By: by Francois Bart and Milline J. Mbonile
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers (15 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 998741799X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9987417995
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
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