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    On Wellington: A Critique of Waterloo (Campaign and Commanders) (Hardback) By (author) Carl von Clausewitz, By (author) Peter Hofschroer

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    DescriptionThe Battle of Waterloo has been studied and dissected so extensively that one might assume little more on the subject could be discovered. Now historian Peter Hofschroer brings forward a long-repressed commentary written by Carl von Clausewitz, the author of "On War."Clausewitz, the Western world's most renowned military theorist, participated in the Waterloo campaign as a senior staff officer in the Prussian army. His appraisal, offered here in an up-to-date and readable translation, criticized the Duke of Wellington's actions. Lord Liverpool sent his translation of the manuscript to Wellington, who pronounced it a "lying work." The translated commentary was quickly buried in Wellington's private papers, where it languished for a century and a half. Now published for the first time in English, Hofschroer brings Clausewitz's critique back into view with thorough annotation and contextual explanation.Peter Hofschroer, long recognized as a leading scholar of the Napoleonic Wars, shows how the Duke prevented the account's publication during his lifetime--a manipulation of history so successful that almost two centuries passed before Clausewitz's work reemerged, finally permitting a reappraisal of key events in the campaign. In addition to translating and annotating Clausewitz's critique, Hofschroer also includes an order of battle and an extensive bibliography.


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    Title
    On Wellington: A Critique of Waterloo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl von Clausewitz, By (author) Peter Hofschroer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806141084
    ISBN 10: 0806141085
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    DC22: 940.2742
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    Illustrations note
    1 b&w illustration, 1 map
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    28 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma