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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A Prussian soldier and writer, Clausewitz is said to have distilled Napoleon into theory. Perhaps best known among his numerous pronouncements is that war is a continuation of politics by other means. His theories and observations in this work have been heeded by military strategists for nearly 200 years. Many have considered this to be the "Bible" of military strategy and tactics.

This abridged version of Clausewitz's magnum opus follows the text of the New and Revised Edition (edited by F. N. Maude in 1908) of Col. J. J. Graham's translation. Of the original three volumes, this version includes all of Volume I (except for the last chapter on night fighting) and six of the nine chapters of Book Eight of Volume III (The Plan of War). The editor's objective in this abridgement was to select those portions of the work which most closely relate to our own time.

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table_of_contents Book 1: On the nature of war. What is war? ; End and means in war ; The genius for war ; Of danger in war ; Of bodily exertion in war ; Information in war ; Friction in war ; Concluding remarks -- Book 2: On the theory of war. Branches of the art of war ; On the theory of war ; Art or science of war ; Methodicism ; Criticism ; On examples -- Book 3: Of strategy in general. Strategy ; Elements of strategy ; Moral forces ; The chief moral powers ; Military virtue of an army ; Boldness ; Perseverance ; Superiority of numbers ; The surprise ; Stratagem ; Assembly of forces in space ; Assembly of forces in time ; Strategic reserve ; Economy of forces ; Geometrical element ; On the suspension of the act in war ; On the character of modern war ; Tension and rest -- Book 4: The combat. Introductory ; Character of the modern battle ; The combat in general ; On the signification of the combat ; Duration of the combat ; Decision of the combat ; Mutual understanding as to a battle ; The battle ; Effects of victory ; The use of the battle ; Strategic means of utilizing victory ; Retreat after a lost battle -- Sketches for Book 8: Plan of war. Introduction ; Absolute and real war ; (a) Interdependence of the parts in war ; (b) Of the magnitude of the object of the war, and the efforts to be made ; Ends in war more precisely defined : overthrow of the enemy ; Ends in war more precisely defined (continued) : limited object ; (a) Influence of the political object on the military object ; (b) War as an instrument of policy.
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title On war
title_alt Vom Kriege.
title_display On war
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, On war [electronic resource] / Carl von Clausewitz ; edited, abridged and revied by F.N. Maude
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