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Robert Sweet studied literature and economics at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, Arabic in Syria as a Fulbright Scholar, and archaeology in Israel as a Dorot Scholar. He was a Research Affiliate in the Middle East Program of The Carter Center and a professor of Middle Eastern political economics at Oglethorpe University. He holds an MBA in international business and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
First, let me assure you that this book is undoubtly packed with wisdom. It deals with so many subjects ( Biology, Philosophy, History & Politics) & incorporates the ideas/lessons from so many worthy & controversial :) figures! Ceasar, Napoleon, Richelieu, Talleyrand, Lord Chesterfield.. and not so controversial, Cicero , Pompey ,just to name a few. However, the beginning of the book was a bumpy road for me . The syntax, coherence of the sentences were so awkward that I sometimes had to put the book down to figure what the author means. I nearly gave it up. But after 100 pages, or so, I began to dearly appreciate the wisdom ingrained in this book. Most people, if not all , know how to fight in order to survivE and/or excel. But fighting wisely and intelligently is an art that fails so many of us that it is a tragedy. I can't recommend this book enough!
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