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On war.

Author: Carl von Clausewitz; Anatol Rapoport
Publisher: Baltimore, Penguin Books [1968]
Series: Pelican classics, AC4
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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. The most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl von Clausewitz; Anatol Rapoport
OCLC Number: 220221
Notes: Extracts selected from the English translation of Vom Kriege published in London in 1908.
Description: 460 pages 18 cm.
Contents: 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 --
Branches of the art of war --
On the theory of war --
Art or science of war --
Methodicism --
Criticism --
On examples --
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 --
Introductory --
Character of the modern battle --
The combat in general --
The combat in general (continuation) --
On the signification of the combat --
Duration of 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 --
Introduction --
Absolute and real war --
Interdependence of the parts in a war --
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 (continuation); imited object --
Influence of the political object on the military object --
War as an instrument of policy.
Series Title: Pelican classics, AC4
Other Titles: Vom Kriege.
Responsibility: Edited with an introd. by Anatol Rapoport.

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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. The most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy, Carl von Clausewitz's book stands as one of the world's great classic works on the subject.

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