On War - an Andy McNab War Classic: The beautifully reproduced illustrated 1908 edition, with introduction by Andy McNab, notes by Col. F.N. Maude and brief memoir of General Clausewitz

On War - an Andy McNab War Classic: The beautifully reproduced illustrated 1908 edition, with introduction by Andy McNab, notes by Col. F.N. Maude and brief memoir of General Clausewitz

by Carl Von Clausewitz, Andy McNab

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Overview

  • Introduction by SAS and Gulf War hero Andy McNab DCM MM
  • Includes all three volumes of On War’s 1908 edition
  • Every diagram and map from Von Clausewitz’s original
  • Translated by Col JJ Graham
  • Bonus material: Introductions and notes by Col FN Maude, CB
  • Bonus material: A memoir of Von Clausewitz by his translator
  • Beautifully formatted in this Apostrophe Books edition

On War is one of the most influential books ever written on the subject of conflict.

Its author, Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), is often credited with masterminding what is now known as “complete war” - conflict with the all-out backing of the state, and his teachings have been embraced by figures as diverse as US President Dwight Eisenhower and Lenin.

Focusing on the philosophy of war, Von Clausewitz’s book says conflict cannot be waged on a map and devises a series of timeless strategies to defeat the enemy in the most efficient manner possible.

“To introduce into the philosophy of war a principle of moderation would be an absurdity,” he wrote.

The masterpiece is presented in this beautifully-produced Apostrophe Books edition with an introduction by Gulf War legend and bestselling author Andy McNab – the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908556790
Publisher: Apostrophe Books Ltd
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Andy McNab joined the infantry at the age of sixteen and was a British soldier for eighteen years. ‘Badged’ as a member of 22 Special Air Service Regiment in 1984, he was involved for the next ten years in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, ‘will remain in regimental history for ever’. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the phenomenal bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Immediate Action and Seven Troop. He is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK and is on the board of a private security company operating in hazardous environments. Now Andy McNab has joined forces with ApostropheBooks.com to bring you some of the world’s greatest military classics.

Read an Excerpt

The Germans interpret their new national colours — black, red, and white — by the saying, “Durch Nacht und Blut zur licht.” (“Through night and blood to light”), and no work yet written conveys to the thinker a clearer conception of all that the red streak in their flag stands for than this deep and philosophical analysis of “War” by Clausewitz.

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