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Authors: Carl von Clausewitz, Colonel J. Graham
ISBN-13: 9789562915885, ISBN-10: 9562915883
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Beta Nu Publishing
Date Published: October 2007
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Carl von Clausewitz

Beatrice Heuser is Professor of at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Munich.

Michael Howard is a Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University.

Peter Paret is Professor Emeritus of Modern European History at the Institute of Advance Studies, Princeton.

Book Synopsis

This edition first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul 1968.
This sturdy library-bound set reprints the most famous work of the great Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) . The three volumes comprising his influential treatise On War, reveal war stripped of all accessories, as the exercise of force for the attainment of a political object, unrestrained by any law save that of expediency. An essential work for all military studies collections.

Harper's Magazine - Colonel Harry G. Summers, Jr.

Masterful English translation by Professors Howard and Paret. What makes On War so timely is that, unlike most military strategists and theoreticians, Clausewitz did not advocate war or recommend specific courses of action, but merely thought to describe war's character and dynamics.

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Note on the Text     xxxiii
Select Bibliography     xxxv
A Chronology of Clausewitz and European Conflicts     xxxix
On War     1
Complete Contents List of On War     266
Explanatory Notes     271
Index     281




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