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On War

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 464 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Spanish

Isbn-10: 0140444270 | Isbn-13: 9780140444278 | Publish date: 

Translator: Colonel J. J. Graham ; Contributor: Anatol Rapoport

Also available as: Hardcover , Audio Cassette , eBook , Others

Category: History , Textbook

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Book Description

On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals.

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    An interesting but dated read on one of humankind's central endeavors: War. We're probably all familiar with Clausewitz's phrase that "war is the continuation of politics by other means" but we may n ...continue

    An interesting but dated read on one of humankind's central endeavors: War. We're probably all familiar with Clausewitz's phrase that "war is the continuation of politics by other means" but we may not know much else about this soldier, thinker and writer. His work is regarded as one of the central writings about war in the whole pantheon of war literature. What many do not realize is that this compilation was always regarded by the author as incomplete and a work continuously in progress. A grasp of Frederick the Great and Napoleon's campaigns would provide a reader a greater reference to many topics Clausewitz discusses.

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