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Clausewitz
     

Clausewitz

by Michael Howard
 

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ISBN-10: 0192802577

ISBN-13: 9780192802576

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as "not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war." It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was

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Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as "not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war." It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802576
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
726,895
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Clausewitz in his time
2. Theory and practice in war
3. Ends and means in war
4. Limited and absolute war
5. The legacy of Clausewitz
Further Reading
Index

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