Book Details

Book title: Strategy: The Indirect Approach
Author(s): B.H. Liddell Hart
ISBN: 9788182746077
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 420
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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This classic book on strategy by one of the foremost military thinkers of the twentieth century, STRATEGY: The Indirect Approach draws on all of military history, from the Greek-Persian war of the fifth century B.C. to the development of guerrilla warfare in the nuclear age. Liddell Hart provides a perceptive and fascinating examination of wars and their architects. He shows how Hitler almost won, and ultimately lost, World War II, and defines practical principles “ Adjust your ends to your means,” “Take a line of operation which offers alternate objectives” that are as fundamental in worlds of politics and business as they are in warfare.

This extraordinary work should be essential reading for anyone fascinated by military history and strategy.

ABOUT Author


Basil H. Liddell Hart (1895-1970) was a military historian and is considered among the greatest military strategists of the 20th Century. Liddell Hart published his theories during the 1920’s. They were well received by many of the younger officers who would emerge as leaders in WWII. Paradoxically, Liddell Hart saw his theories successfully adopted by Germany and used against Britain and its allies.

He retired from the British Army as a Captain in 1927 and spent the rest of his career as a writer. He was initially a military analyst for various British newspapers. Later, he began publishing military histories and biographies of well-known commanders who, he thought, were great because they illustrated the principles of grand strategy.

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