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For almost half a century, Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart (1895-1970) was the most highly regarded writer on strategy and military matters in the English-speaking world and even today, his ideas are still discussed and debated. Although he helped to formulate Great Britain's military doctrine after the First World War, it was his critique of British strategic policy before a

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Hardcover, 264 pages
Published 1988 by Elsevier
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Admittedly standing on the shoulders of Brian Bond, John Mearsheimer has written a superb account of the falsifications of Basil Liddell Hart and how he manipulated his own record as an "expert" military commentator to cover up that he was one of those responsible for the debacle in France in 1940. While LH still has his fans and his books are still in print, it is now clear that he was a shameless self-promoter and that, because of his enormous body of written material, he could pick and choose ...more
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John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His many books include Conventional Deterrence. He lives in Chicago, IL.

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