The Art Of War

The Art Of War

by Niccolo Machiavelli, Ellis Farneworth
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The Art Of War by Niccolo Machiavelli, Ellis Farneworth

Voltaire said, "Machiavelli taught Europe the art of war; it had long been practiced, without being known." For Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), war was war, and victory the supreme aim to which all other considerations must be subordinated. The Art of War is far from an anachronism—its pages outline fundamental questions that theorists of war continue to examine today, making it essential reading for any student of military history, strategy, or theory. Machiavelli believed The Art of War to be his most important work.

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ISBN-13: 9780306810763
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 106,393
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.75(d)

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The Art Of War 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is Great. If you like SUN TZU 'Art of War' you will definatelety appreciate this book. Facinating information on every page. You can learn life stategies from this book.
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american_cicero More than 1 year ago
I have not read the book, but i was not expecting it to be in Shakespearean English either. If you don't mind a challenge then by all means buy it. However I was looking for a version in modern English. p.s. The book itself looks very unprofessional I am not sure where they got it printed but they could have done better.
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In this book, Machiavelli writes the most detailed and fascinating account of medieval warfare ever recorded. His outstanding attention to every aspect of warfare makes this book outshine every other medieval military theory book to date. In it, he comments on everything from raising the army to the actual battle and aftermath. Along with military genius, machivelli's political genius is also displayed by his innate understanding of the relationship between the military might and freedom of a country. I would recommend this book to anyone with the slightest curiosity about whether to take cavalry or infantry to battle; or whether to place your artillery in the middle of your battle line or to the flank. Surprisingly relevant in modern times, and written with an engaging and easy to understand style, this book is a must read for the weekend general.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt make it through this entire book. I found it a difficult read and thought it would be more along the lines of The Art of War by Sun Tzu.