On War

On War

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'War is merely the continuation of policy by other means' On 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 analyse 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition annotated edition
  • 0192807161
  • 9780192807168
  • 2,001,753

About Carl von Clausewitz

Beatrice Heuser is Professor of at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Munich. Michael Howard is a Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. Peter Paret is Professor Emeritus of Modern European History at the Institute of Advance Studies, Princeton.show more

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