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Social order and the general theory of strategy

Alexander Atkinson

Social order and the general theory of strategy

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Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in London, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strategy.,
  • Military policy.,
  • Guerrilla warfare.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 293-305.

    StatementAlexander Atkinson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU162 .A78
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 305 p. ;
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4271709M
    ISBN 100710009070
    LC Control Number81017906

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