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    DescriptionOn War is one of the most important books ever written on the subject of war. Clausewitz, a Prussian officer who fought against the French during the Napoleonic Wars, sought to understand and analyze the phenomenon of war so that future leaders could conduct and win conflicts more effectively. He studied the human and social factors that affect outcomes, as well as the tactical and technological ones. He understood that war was a weapon of government, and that political purpose, chance, and enmity combine to shape its dynamics. On War continues to be read by military strategists, politicians, and others for its timeless insights. This abridged edition by Beatrice Heuser, using the acclaimed translation by Michael Howard and Peter Paret, selects the central books in which Clausewitz's views on the nature and theory of war are developed. Heuser's introduction explains the originality of Clausewitz's ideas, his education and background, and summarizes his key theories, while explanatory notes provide further information on the historical examples Clausewitz cites.

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    On War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl von Clausewitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    ISBN 13: 9789568356200
    ISBN 10: 9568356207

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: TTM, HBW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    BIC subject category V2: JWK
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    DC22: 355.02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26890
    DC21: 355.02
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, HIS027060
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 36
    LC classification: U102 .C6513 2007
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    30 June 2007