Contents: Textbook, round up of strategy tracing its history, and the history of thinking about strategy. He has deliberately taken a wide view and so includes political and business strategy making this my equivalent on strategy to Hands for Evolution and Sapolsky for Behaviour
Part 1 - Origins - Evolution, Bible, Greeks, Sun Tzu and Machiavelli
Part 2 - Strategy as Force - Clausewitz etc., indirect approach, nuclear, guerrillas (up to this point so conventional, compare to first 2 sections in Smith)
Part 3 - Strategy from Below - Marx, Herzen, Bakunin, non-violence, black power, ways of thinking - narratives, race, religion and elections
Part 4 - Strategy from Above - Management strategy, business as war, deliberate and emergent strategy
part 5 - Theories of Strategy - Limits of rational choice, stories and scripts
Relevance: Useful as a roundup and reference, particularly in thinking about the practicalities of political action - for my redefinition of politics and business a realistic approach to handling and harnessing power, within the constraints of human nature is needed.