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Clausewitz : a very short introduction

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Very short introductions, 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Karl von Clausewitz is acknowledged to be one of the few truly great writers on war. Even though he wrote his only major work, On War, 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz; Carl ((von)) Clausewitz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Howard
ISBN: 0192802577 9780192802576
OCLC Number: 48466799
Description: 84 pages : portrait ; 18 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 61.
Responsibility: Michael Howard.
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