Antoine-Henri Jomini

Antoine-Henri Jomini

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Antoine-Henri, baron Jomini was a general in the French and later in the Russian service, and one of the most celebrated writers on the Napoleonic art of war. According to the historian John Shy, Jomini "deserves the dubious title of founder of modern strategy." Jomini was born in Payerne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, where his father served as mayor on March 6, 1779. The Jominis "were an old Swiss family" of Italian descent with a decidedly pro-French outlook. As a young boy, Jomini "was fascinated by soldiers and the art of war," and hoped to join the military, but his parents pushed him towards a career in business. As a result, Jomini entered a business school in Aarau at the age of 14. In April 1795, Jomini left school and went to work at the banking house of Monsieurs Preiswerk in Basle. In 1796, he moved to Paris where he worked first at another banking house and then as a stock brokershow more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613665217X
  • 9786136652177