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Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as "not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war." It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time.

Synopsis:

Karl von Clausewitz's study "On War" remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time.

About the Author

Sir Michael Howard has held the Chair of War Studies at King's College London, the Chichele Chair of History of War and the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford, and the Robert A. Lovett Chair of Military and Naval History at Yale. His works include The Franco-Prussian War, The Causes of Wars, War and the Liberal Conscience, The Lessons of History, and War in European History. Together with Professor Peter Paret he edited and translated Clausewitz, On War.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Clausewitz in his time

2. Theory and practice in war

3. Ends and means in war

4. Limited and absolute war

5. The legacy of Clausewitz

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802576
Author:
Howard, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Michael
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
History, Other | Military History
Subject:
Clausewitz, Carl von
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
01-0261
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.00x4.52x.24 in. .21 lbs.

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