Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Dr. van Creveld is one of the world’s leading writers on military history and strategy, with a special interest in the future of war. He is fluent in Hebrew, German, Dutch, and English, and has authored more than twenty books, including the influential Technology and War: 2000 BC to the Present (1988), The Transformation of War (1991), and The Culture of War (2010). He is known for his development of the concept of “nontrinitarian” warfare as well as contributing two books to the 4GW canon, and he is deeply respected by military officers and professional strategists around the world.
CLIO & ME is Dr. van Creveld’s most personal book, an honest, heartfelt account of his lifelong love affair with the Muse of History. It is an autobiography, not of the life, but of the mind, and as such, will be of great interest to historians and students of history alike. This “intellectual autobiography” reveals one of the great historical minds of the 21st Century to be eternally curious, endlessly inquisitive, and possessed of an unexpected charm.
Narrated by Jon Mollison, CLIO & ME is 8 hours and 48 minutes.
From the reviews:
- Those who are – or wish to become – writers, professors, or historians will certainly want to read it. He shows exactly what it is like to be a professor and a historian; principally, very lonely and requiring an extremely high degree of self-motivation!
- Van Creveld presents us with an intellectual tour de force. What a mind! This book just stuns me… I can give it no higher recommendation than that it is also must-read for the true student of history, of war, for war is the history of human kind.
- The explanation of how a successful author works and develops his ideas has been helpful to me by getting me thinking of ways to improve my own thought process/exploration of the past.
- A fascinating look at an unusual and influential mind… The book is of interest to anyone who is interested in military history, a life in academia or the processes that a great writer uses to get in touch with his muse and craft a book