On war

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On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals.

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Carl von Clausewitz's On War has been called, "not simply the greatest, but the only truly great book on war." It is an extraordinary attempt to construct an all-embracing theory of how war works. Its coherence and ambition are unmatched by other military literature. On War is full of sharp observation, biting irony, and memorable phrases, the most famous being, "war is a continuation of politics by other means.

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title_full On War, On war / Carl von Clausewitz, On war / Carl von Clausewitz ; edited with an introd. by Anatol Rapoport, On war / Carl von Clausewitz ; translated by Colonel J.J. Graham ; with introduction and notes by Colonel F.N. Maude, C.B. (Late R.E.) ; introduction to the new edition by Jan Willem Honig
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