- Introduction by SAS and Gulf War hero Andy McNab DCM MM
- The 1862 version of The Art of War
- Translated from French by Capt GH Mendell and Lieut WP Craighill
- Contains all of Jomini’s original maps and diagrams
- Beautifully formatted in this Apostrophe Books edition
Known as “the founder of modern strategy,” Swiss military tactician Jomini put his considerable powers into a system to destroy the enemy in the most efficient manner. The result, The Art of War, quickly became a military sensation, with both sides in the US Civil War famously pitting his theories against one another.
Jomini promoted the theory of going to war on the map, studying the entire theatre of conflict and concentrating your greatest firepower where it is needed most.
“Military science rests upon principles which can never be safely violated in the presence of an active and skilful enemy,” he wrote.
Read Jomini’s renowned work 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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The art of war, as generally considered, consists of five purely military branches,—viz.: Strategy, Grand Tactics, Logistics, Engineering, and Tactics. A sixth and essential branch, hitherto unrecognized, might be termed Diplomacy in its relation to War. Although this branch is more naturally and intimately connected with the profession of a statesman than with that of a soldier, it cannot be denied that, if it be useless to a subordinate general, it is indispensable to every general commanding an army: it enters into all the combinations which may lead to a war, and has a connection with the various operations to be undertaken in this war; and, in this view, it should have a place in a work like this.