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Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best War Strategy books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Strategy: Second Revised Edition (Meridian) (1991)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate List  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.
Author(s): B. H. Liddell Hart

Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory (Battles and Campaigns Series) (2018)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListIn the seminal Just and Unjust Wars, Michael Walzer famously considered the ethics of modern warfare, examining the moral issues that arise before, during, and after conflict.
Author(s): James M. Dubik, Dempsey USA (Ret.), Martin

Science, Strategy and War (Strategy and History) (2006)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListJohn Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called ‘OODA’ loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest.
Author(s): Frans P.B. Osinga

The New Art of War: China’s Deep Strategy Inside the United States (2019)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate List“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. –Sun Tzu, author, The Art of WarThe challenge is this: how can America’s fractured democracy and diverse society respond to a centrally orchestrated strategy from China that ultimately may challenge our interests and our values? Some Chinese-Americans and Chinese residents–perhaps only a relative handful–have cooperated in obtaining technology for China.
Author(s): William J Holstein

The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective (2013)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListThe wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of consistent direction, of effective communication, and of governmental coordination.
Author(s): Hew Strachan

Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy (2009)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListColin Gray presents an inventive treatise on the nature of strategy, war, and peace, organized around forty maxims. This collection of mini essays will forearm politicians, soldiers, and the attentive general public against many―probably most― fallacies that abound in contemporary debates about war, peace, and security.
Author(s): Colin S. Gray

God of War Game Guide: Walkthroughs, Side Quests and A Lot More! (2018)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListAre you looking for detailed information about walkthroughs, quests, skills and abilities in order to step up your God Of War game? Then this guide book is for you! After his vengeance against the gods of Olympus has passed, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of Norse Gods and monsters.
Author(s): Pete Stevenson

The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy (1977)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate Lista strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required.” ―HistoryA particularly timely account.” ―Kansas City TimesIt reads easily but is not a popularized history nor does the book become a history of battles.
Author(s): Russell F. Weigley

The Art of War (2018)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListThe Art of War is an ancient Chinese text on military strategy written by Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu was a general, political adviser and philosopher during the 6th century BC. The Art of War was first introduced to a European audience in the early 18th century when it was translated by a Frenchman.The text is primarily concerned with the problems of managing an army, and how to win battles.
Author(s): Sun Tzu

Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace, Revised and Enlarged Edition (2001)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate List“If you want peace, prepare for war.” “A buildup of offensive weapons can be purely defensive.” “The worst road may be the best route to battle.” Strategy is made of such seemingly self-contradictory propositions, Edward Luttwak shows―they exemplify the paradoxical logic that pervades the entire realm of conflict.In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strateg…
Author(s): Edward N. Luttwak

Gears of War 4: Prima Official Guide (2016)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListGears of War 4 Standard Edition Guide includes. Learn battle tactics for every encounter throughout the campaign and get tips for co-op play with our detailed, full-game walkthrough. Hone your combat efficiency with our expert tips, strategies, and stats for every mode and map! Beautifully rendered maps identify all mission objectives, collectibles, weapons, and ammo. Never lose your way! Gripping artwork, riveting background content, strategy for completing every achievement, and much more!
Author(s): Michael Owen, Doug Walsh

The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present (2010)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListIs there a ‘Western way of war’ which pursues battles of annihilation and single-minded military victory? Is warfare on a path to ever greater destructive force?
Author(s): Beatrice Heuser

The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War (2012)

 Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate ListDespite the abundance of books on the Civil War, not one has focused exclusively on what was in fact the determining factor in the outcome of the conflict: differences in Union and Southern strategy. In The Grand Design, Donald Stoker provides for the first time a comprehensive and often surprising account of strategy as it evolved between Fort Sumter and Appomattox.
Author(s): Donald Stoker

Best War Strategy Books: The Ultimate List

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Strategy and Command: Issues in Australia's Twentieth-century Wars

Author(s): David Horner
ID: 3224877, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Rearming the RAF for the Second World War: Poor Strategy and Miscalculation

Author(s): Adrian Phillips
ID: 3335324, Publisher: Pen and Sword History, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Ultra at Sea: How Breaking the Nazi Code Affected Allied Naval Strategy During World War II

Author(s): John Winton
ID: 3343668, Publisher: Sapere Books, Year: 2022, Size: 382 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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