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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 - a man generally regarded as the "Clausewitz of the 20th century".  

Liddell Hart stressed movement, flexibility, surprise. He saw that in most military campaigns dislocation of the enemy's psychological and physical balance is prelude to victory. This dislocation results from a strategic indirect approach. Reflect for a moment on the results of direct confrontation (trench war in World War I) versus indirect dislocation (Blitzkreig in World II). Liddell Hart is also tonic for business and political planning: Just change the vocabulary and his concepts fit.

©1954, 1967 The Executors of Lady Liddell Hart, deceased (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-20

Wrong Edition

The image for this book indicates it is the Second Revised Edition of 1967. The recording is of the first edition of 1954.

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  • Caitlin
  • 2020-10-21

NOT COMPLETE

this audiobook is missing the entire last part of the book. it is not the second, revised version.

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  • Inigo Montoya Cleary
  • 2020-10-22

This is not the complete second, revised edition.

Not sure how the entire Part 4 was left out. That’s 25% of the book and the best part of the book : pages 319-401 “Fundamentals of Strategy and Grand Strategy”

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  • Ethan smith
  • 2020-07-31

wonderful look at strategy

Hart gives an amazing look at the evolution of war strategy through the ages, highlighting the methods that have worked since time was recorded all the way to the revolutionary style of hitlers warfare. truly a good book.

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  • Christopher L.
  • 2022-03-06

still a good book

As pointed out, this is the first, not second, edition. that means the anecdotes from WWII are not present, and another later chapter that covered the indirect strategy in WWII was not there. However, there were no huge chunks missing in the analysis of general strategy, and it is, overall, quite complete. Even though it's the first edition, it's still well worth a listen!

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  • luis
  • 2022-03-03

Nothing to learn

No strategic value whatsoever, it’s a small historic account from a passive perspective, nothing to learn, and to duplicate at any scale. What a waste.