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    Principles of War (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) (Paperback) By (author) Carl von Clausewitz

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    Description"Not simply the greatest but the only truly great book on war," declared historian Bernard Brodie of "Principles of War." Written two centuries ago by a Prussian military thinker, this is the most frequently cited, the most controversial, and in many ways, the most modern book on warfare. Author Carl von Clausewitz fought against the armies of the French Revolution and Napoleon, served as a high-ranking staff officer, and became a prominent military educator. By his day, war had become a contest of mass armies, with results decided by swift, concentrated action and superior effort. "Victory is purchased by blood," Clausewitz proclaims, stating that total victory is assured only through annihilation of the enemy's forces. Based on the author's "thought and observation, philosophy and experience," "Principles of War "examines the moral and psychological aspects of warfare, stressing the necessity of such qualities as courage, audacity, and self-sacrifice and the importance of morale and public opinion. Clausewitz emphasizes the notion of strategy as an evolving plan, rather than a formula, a concept that makes this work adaptable to modern strategists in fields beyond military science. Translated into virtually every major language, "Principles of War" is required reading in intermediate-level and senior military schools, as well as in many civilian strategic studies programs and business schools.

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    Principles of War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl von Clausewitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486427997
    ISBN 10: 0486427994

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
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    B&T General Subject: 520
    DC22: 355.02
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    LC classification: U102 \.C65
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027060
    LC classification: U102 .C6625 2003
    Thema V1.0: JW, QDH, JPA, NH
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    4 line, 1 ht
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    26 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Not simply the greatest but the only truly great book on war."