On War

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Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz (July 1, 1780 - November 16, 1831) was born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Kingdom of Prussia and was a Prussian soldier and military theorist who stressed the psychological and political aspects of war.

Clausewitz served in the Rhine Campaigns (1793-1794) including the Siege of Mainz, when the Prussian army invaded France during the French Revolution, and served in the Napoleonic Wars from 1806 to 1815. Helped negotiate the Convention of Tauroggen ...

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Overview

Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz (July 1, 1780 - November 16, 1831) was born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Kingdom of Prussia and was a Prussian soldier and military theorist who stressed the psychological and political aspects of war.

Clausewitz served in the Rhine Campaigns (1793-1794) including the Siege of Mainz, when the Prussian army invaded France during the French Revolution, and served in the Napoleonic Wars from 1806 to 1815. Helped negotiate the Convention of Tauroggen (1812), which prepared the way for the coalition of Prussia, Russia, and the United Kingdom that ultimately defeated Napoleon and his allies. Clausewitz was promoted to Major-General in 1818 and appointed director of the Kriegsakademie, where he served until 1830. His widow published his magnum opus on the philosophy of war in 1832, on which he had started working in 1816,but had not completed.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781479302406
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/6/2012
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 1,028,514
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2000

    Bad translation

    Don't bother getting this abridged (also read butchered) version of Clausewitz' classic philosopy of war. If you want to know what Clausewitz was thinking, get a full translation. The editor may be right in calling some of the chapters outdated, for example the chapters on rivers or mountain warfare, but in every chapter he gives some useful tidbit of knowledge which applies in all times. The editor also inserted a lengthy introduction basically saying that Clausewitz' philosophy is bad when applied to modern times, showing his complete ignorance of what Clausewitz meant. Save your money for a full translation like The Everyman's Library edition by Peter Paret.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Poor Copy

    This is a very poor copy. The written characters are all jumbled up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    Google digitized - unrecognizable text (zero stars)

    This is a Google digitized version of On War. Where the computer couldn't recognize text or symbols from the printed original, the digitized text becomes bogged down with misspellings and garbled text. Not worth the trouble of downloading for free. I deleted it immediately.
    I'd give it zero stars if I could.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Von Clausewitz

    Got this to update my library. An essential read to understand the history and politics of war.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Exceptional..!

    Exceptional..!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Good

    It was a good read if they could find a better translated book, I believe that it would be an better read then what this one was. Great read if your in the Marine Corps

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