This book's the product of two decades of obsession, three trips to Prague, and six years of research and writing. Its structure was inspired in part by Clausewitz's theories on the three types of factors that influence outcomes on the battlefield (and human decision-making in general): the rational, the non-rational, and the irrational. (Towards that end, the author read different types of books while working on each section, and even composed his first drafts using different means--the first part on the computer, the second on the typewriter, and the third by hand.) It owes debts to the great voices of literature: Dostoyevsky, Camus, Hemingway, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Goethe, and many others. But it's also a startlingly unique book, an astonishing debut that Kirkus Reviews dubbed "extremely impressive."
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