- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions; Abridged Ed edition (5 July 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853264822
- ISBN-13: 978-1853264825
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.2 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
On War (Classics of World Literature) Paperback – Abridged, 5 Jul 1997
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About the Author
General Carl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is undoubt- edly one of the most important military theorists in history. His exhaustive examination and analysis of the Napoleonic wars are based on his long military career and direct participation in events." The Russian Campaign of 1812" is an essential volume on this turning point in European history.
Tom Griffith has also translated Plato's The Republic, Symposium, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, and Phaedrus.
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The main contribution of Clausewitz is represented by his maxim that "war is merely the continuation of policy by other means." In other words, war is basically an extension of politics. The initial motive for warfare is encapsulated by a political objective; war is a means to a political end. Clausewitz argues that policy permeates and essentially determines the character and extent of all military operations; the authority of the military commander is circumscribed by the political aims of the state. Thus, Clausewitz essentially maintains that the public sector (the state) must exercise authority over military operations.Read more ›
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Outstanding introductory essays and the substantive text is translated superbly. This work is a classic and I found its contents absorbing. Read morePublished 20 days ago by pahunt
this is a scam. The book is written in such small print that it can't be read without a magnifying glass or hurting one's eyes. There are no page numbers. Read morePublished 29 days ago by William Davies
Great book, it shows the relation between war and politics.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I haven't fully digested this yet,but it provides the ideological back ground behind Prussian and German military thinking.Published 13 months ago by Arthur Heaton
Every govenment and every soldier needs to read this . It has been around for a long time and still has the final word on War.Published 18 months ago by Roger
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