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    On War (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) (Hardback) By (author) Carl von Clausewitz, By (author) Michael Eliot Howard, By (author) Peter Paret

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    DescriptionCarl von Clausewitz was not only an officer who served with great distinction during the Napoleonic campaigns but was also a military historian and intellectual of the highest order--at ease with both the strategic doctrines of his time and the larger movements of thought in the world around him. Out of these elements he distilled his classic discussion of the nature and meaning of one of humankind's central endeavors, war--which he famously declared to be "the continuation of politics by different means." Though unfinished at his death, "On War" contains all his important ideas about absolute versus limited war, the intrinsic violence of war, and its necessary subjugation to political ends. It would be impossible to overestimate the influence of this book on subsequent strategic thinking, on the political considerations that underlie such thinking, and on the general understanding of human conflict. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

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    On War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl von Clausewitz, By (author) Michael Eliot Howard, By (author) Peter Paret
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 870
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679420439
    ISBN 10: 0679420436

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14380
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    Libri: I-TE
    DC21: 355
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    DC22: 355
    LC classification: U102 .C6513 1993, U102.C6513
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Everyman's Library USA
    Publication date
    01 June 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    The growing interest in Clausewitz's theoretical, political and historical writings in recent years suggested that the time had come for an entirely new translation. We have based our work on the first edition of 1832, supplemented by the annotated German text published by Professor Werner Hahlweg in 1952, except where obscurities in the original edition-which Clausewitz himself never reviewed-made it seem advisable to accept later emendations.