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On War (Penguin Classics)

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Synopsis:

Writing at the time of Napoleon's greatest campaigns, Prussian soldier and writer Carl von Clausewitz created this treatise on the art of warfare, which presented war as part of a coherent system of political thought.

Table of Contents

On War Preface to the Pelican Edition

Introduction by Anatol Rapoport

On War

Introduction by Col. F. N. Maude

Introduction of the Author

Brief Memoir of General Clausewitz by the Translator

Book One: On The Nature Of War

I. What is War?

II. End and Means in War

III. The Genius for War

IV. Of Danger in War

V. Of Bodily Exertion in War

VI. Information in War

VII. Friction in War

VIII. Concluding Remarks

Book Two: On The Theory Of War

I. Branches of the Art of War

II. On the Theory of War

III. Art or Science of War

IV. Methodicism

V. Criticism

VI. On Examples

Book Three: Of Strategy In General

I. Strategy

II. Elements of Strategy

III. Moral Forces

IV. The Chief Moral Powers

V. Military Virtue of an Army

VI. Boldness

VII. Perseverance

VIII. Superiority of Numbers

IX. The Surprise

X. Stratagem

XI. Assembly of Forces in Space

XII. Assembly of Forces in Time

XIII. Strategic Reserve

XIV. Economy of Forces

XV. Geometrical Element

XVI. On the Suspension of the Act in War

XVII. On the Character of Modern War

XVIII. Tension and Rest

Book Four: The Combat

I. Introductory

II. Character of the Modern Battle

III. The Combat in General

IV. The Combat in General (continuation)

V. On the Signification of the Combat

VI. Duration of the Combat

VII. Decision of the Combat

VIII. Mutual Understanding as to a Battle

IX. The Battle

X. Effects of Victory

XI. The Use of the Battle

XII. Strategic Means of Utilizing Victory

XIII. Retreat After a Lost Battle

Sketches For Book Eight: Plan Of War

I. Introduction

II. Absolute and Real War

III. (A) Interdependence of the Parts in War

(B) Of the Magnitude of the Object of the War, and the Efforts to be Made

IV. Ends in War More Precisely Defined—Overthrow of the Enemy

V. Ends in War More Precisely Defined (continued)—Limited Object

VI. (A) Influence of the Political Object on the Military Object

(B) War as an Instrument of Policy

Concluding Remarks by Anatol Rapoport

Notes

References

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444278
Editor:
Rapoport, Anatol
Author:
Rapoport, Anatol
Author:
Graham, J. J.
Author:
Clausewitz, Carl von
Author:
Von Clausewitz, Carl
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
War
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Military science and service
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
19821131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.80x5.24x.80 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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