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    DescriptionPerhaps the most important book on military strategy ever written, Carl von Clausewitz's "On War" has influenced generations of generals and politicians, has been blamed for the unprecedented death tolls in the First and Second World Wars, and is required reading at military academies to this day. But "On War, " which was never finished and was published posthumously, is obscure and fundamentally contradictory. What Clausewitz declares in book one, he discounts in book eight. The language is confusing and the relevance not always clear. For a book that has truly changed the world, "On War" is extremely difficult for the general reader to approach, to reconcile with itself, and to place in context. Hew Strachan, one of the world's foremost military historians, answers these problems in this fascinating book. He explains how and why "On War" was written, elucidates what Clausewitz meant, and offers insight into the impact it made on conflict and its continued significance in our world today.

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    Clausewitz's on War
    A Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hew Strachan, Narrator Simon Vance
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400103898
    ISBN 10: 1400103894

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    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    07 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook
    Author Information
    Hew Strachan is the Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College in Oxford. Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.