Our list of some of the best Military Strategy books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Strategy: A History (2015)
- The 33 Strategies of War (Joost Elffers Books) (2007)
- Military Strategy: A General Theory of Power Control (Classics of Sea Power) (2014)
- Military Strategy in the 21st Century: People, Connectivity, and Competition (Rapid Communications in Conflict & Security) (2018)
- Modern Military Strategy (2016)
- Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2017)
- Strategy: Second Revised Edition (Meridian) (1991)
- The 48 Laws of Power (2000)
- Mission Command: The Who, What, Where, When and Why An Anthology (2017)
- Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age (1986)
Strategy: A History (2015)
Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013In 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.
Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest in your field. In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series.
Because of his long experience with the formulation of military strategy in the United States, Admiral Wylie’s analyses and opinions are well worth the attention of military professionals, government leaders, newspaper editors, commentators and scholars.
Military Strategy in the 21st Century: People, Connectivity, and Competition (Rapid Communications in Conflict & Security) (2018)
*This book is in the Rapid Communications in Conflict and Security (RCCS) Series (General Editor: Geoffrey R.H. Burn).The character of not only war but also strategic competition appears to be changing. Failing to adapt will result in further losses of blood and treasure as well as prestige and influence. Power withers when it proves frail. This book by Charles Cleveland, Benjamin Jensen, Susan Bryant, and Arnel David calls for the rethinking of how the U.S.
Modern Military Strategy (2016)
This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to post-Cold War military theory for students of strategic studies.
Distilling the ideas of the greatest military theoreticians of history, including Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Carl von Clausewitz, Antulio J.
This is the classic book on war as we know it. During his long life, Basil H. Liddell Hart was considered one of the world’s foremost military thinkers. In his writing, he stressed movement, flexibility, and surprise. He saw that in most military campaigns, it was vital to take an indirect approach. Rather than attacking the enemy head-on, one must dislocate their psychological and physical balance.
The 48 Laws of Power (2000)
In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.
In the chaos and uncertainty of modern war, our troops must be empowered to make decisions, take the initiative, and lead boldly.
The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present.
Best Military Strategy Books Worth Your Attention
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Politico-Military Strategy of the Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971
Author(s): Guru Saday Batabyal
ID: 2944121, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf
Quantum Technologies and Military Strategy
Author(s): Ajey Lele
ID: 2960292, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub
Military Strategy of Great Powers: Managing Power Asymmetry and Structural Change in the 21st Century (Cass Military Studies)
Author(s): Håkan Edström, Jacob Westberg
ID: 3118678, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.