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Napoleon on the Art of War

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Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author of none. Until now.

The great general and conqueror of Europe may not have written any books, but he was a prolific writer. Thousands of his missives to subordinates survive, and these documents reflect the broad range of a fearless and incisive mind. From them, military historian Jay Luvaas has wrought a seamless whole. Luvaas has spent decades culling, editing, and arranging Napoleon's thoughts into coherent essays and arguments. In the remarkable result. Napoleon speaks without interruption in a work that will forever change the way we view him.

Luvaas covers every subject Napoleon wrote about, from the need for preparation — "Simply gathering men together does not produce real soldiers; drill, instruction, and skill is what makes real soldiers." — to the essence of victory — "To win is not enough: It is necessary to profit from success." On education, leadership, strategy and history, Napoleon speaks with an authority unique to those who have ruled a continent. In these pages lies the wisdom of a giant who knew life's greatest achievements and its lowest lows: triumph and conquest, exile and disgrace.

Whether you are a student of military strategy or a business professional eager to learn from the greatest manager of personnel that the world has ever known, Napoleon on the Art of War has something for you. From the specifies of Napoleon's use of cavalry and unique reliance upon artillery to an all-encompassing vision of life from a man of supreme confidence and success, you'll find it here. This is the only straightforward explanation of Napoleon's campaigns and philosophy by the man himself.

Synopsis:

A landmark distillation more than thirty years in the making: the first ever synthesis, arrangement, and translation of the thinking of one of history's greatest military strategists.

Synopsis:

Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author of none. Until now.

The great general and conqueror of Europe may not have written any books, but he was a prolific writer. Thousands of his missives to subordinates survive, and these documents reflect the broad range of a fearless and incisive mind. From them, military historian Jay Luvaas has wrought a seamless whole. Luvaas has spent decades culling, editing, and arranging Napoleon's thoughts into coherent essays and arguments. In the remarkable result. Napoleon speaks without interruption in a work that will forever change the way we view him.

Luvaas covers every subject Napoleon wrote about, from the need for preparation — "Simply gathering men together does not produce real soldiers; drill, instruction, and skill is what makes real soldiers." — to the essence of victory — "To win is not enough: It is necessary to profit from success." On education, leadership, strategy and history, Napoleon speaks with an authority unique to those who have ruled a continent. In these pages lies the wisdom of a giant who knew life's greatest achievements and its lowest lows: triumph and conquest, exile and disgrace.

Whether you are a student of military strategy or a business professional eager to learn from the greatest manager of personnel that the world has ever known, Napoleon on the Art of War has something for you. From the specifies of Napoleon's use of cavalry and unique reliance upon artillery to an all-encompassing vision of life from a man of supreme confidence and success, you'll find it here. This is the only straightforward explanation of Napoleon's campaigns and philosophy by the man himself.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-187) and index.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

I Creating the Fighting Force

II Preparations for War

III A Military Education

IV The Combat Arms

V Generalship and the Art of Command

VI Army Organization

VII Strategy

VIII Fortification

IX The Army in the Field

X The Operational Art

Appendix

Critical Analysis: The Wars of Frederick the Great

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684851853
Editor:
Luvaas, Jay
Author:
Napoleon
Edited by:
Jay Luvaas
Author:
Jay Luvaas
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
France
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Napoleon i, emperor of the french, 1769-1821
Subject:
War (philosophy)
Subject:
France History, Military 19th century Sources.
Subject:
Military art and science -- France -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Subject:
Technology-Military Science
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
History-Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.58x6.41x.86 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A landmark distillation more than thirty years in the making: the first ever synthesis, arrangement, and translation of the thinking of one of history's greatest military strategists.
"Synopsis" by , Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author of none. Until now.

The great general and conqueror of Europe may not have written any books, but he was a prolific writer. Thousands of his missives to subordinates survive, and these documents reflect the broad range of a fearless and incisive mind. From them, military historian Jay Luvaas has wrought a seamless whole. Luvaas has spent decades culling, editing, and arranging Napoleon's thoughts into coherent essays and arguments. In the remarkable result. Napoleon speaks without interruption in a work that will forever change the way we view him.

Luvaas covers every subject Napoleon wrote about, from the need for preparation — "Simply gathering men together does not produce real soldiers; drill, instruction, and skill is what makes real soldiers." — to the essence of victory — "To win is not enough: It is necessary to profit from success." On education, leadership, strategy and history, Napoleon speaks with an authority unique to those who have ruled a continent. In these pages lies the wisdom of a giant who knew life's greatest achievements and its lowest lows: triumph and conquest, exile and disgrace.

Whether you are a student of military strategy or a business professional eager to learn from the greatest manager of personnel that the world has ever known, Napoleon on the Art of War has something for you. From the specifies of Napoleon's use of cavalry and unique reliance upon artillery to an all-encompassing vision of life from a man of supreme confidence and success, you'll find it here. This is the only straightforward explanation of Napoleon's campaigns and philosophy by the man himself.

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