Lawrence Freedman


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in Tynemouth, The United Kingdom
December 07, 1948

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Sir Lawrence David Freedman, KCMG, CBE, PC, FBA is Emeritus Professor of War Studies at King's College London. ...more

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Strategy: A History

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The Future of War: A History

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The Evolution of Nuclear St...

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Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cub...

3.68 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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A Choice of Enemies: Americ...

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War

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Deterrence

3.54 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Gulf Conflict 1990-1991: Di...

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The Cold War

3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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“Having a strategy suggests an ability to look up from the short term and the trivial to view the long term and the essential, to address causes rather than symptoms, to see woods rather than trees.”
Lawrence Freedman, Strategy: A History

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth. —Mike Tyson”
Lawrence Freedman, Strategy: A History

“Indeed, Clausewitz was wary of the general who tried to be too smart. He preferred those who kept their imaginations in check and a firm grip on the harsh realities of battle.”
Lawrence Freedman, Strategy: A History

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