This edition first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul 1968.
This sturdy library-bound set reprints the most famous work of the great Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) . The three volumes comprising his influential treatise On War, reveal war stripped of all accessories, as the exercise of force for the attainment of a political object, unrestrained by any law save that of expediency. An essential work for all military studies collections.
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....Continua