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On War

Author: Carl Von Clausewitz; J J Graham
Publisher: Auckland : Floating Press, 1832.
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The works of German military historian and theorist Carl von Clausewitz continue to be ranked among the finest examples of the genre. His surprisingly complex conceptions of war are still studied by military strategists. In On War, Clausewitz draws on his experiences in and observations of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars to develop a number of key ideas that still play a role in the planning and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Von Clausewitz, Carl.
On War: Volume I.
Auckland : The Floating Press, ©1832
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Von Clausewitz; J J Graham
ISBN: 9781775419266 1775419266
OCLC Number: 700703777
Description: 1 online resource (470 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Introduction; Preface to the First Edition; Notice; The Introduction of the Author; Brief Memoir of General Clausewitz; BOOK I --
ON THE NATURE OF WAR; Chapter I --
What is War?; Chapter II --
End and Means in War; Chapter III --
The Genius for War; Chapter IV --
Of Danger in War; Chapter V --
Of Bodily Exertion in War; Chapter VI --
Information in War; Chapter VII --
Friction in War; Chapter VIII --
Concluding Remarks, Book I; BOOK II --
ON THE THEORY OF WAR; Chapter I --
Branches of the Art of War; Chapter II --
On the Theory of War; Chapter III --
Art or Science of War. Chapter IV --
MethodicismChapter V --
Criticism; Chapter VI --
On Examples; BOOK III --
OF STRATEGY IN GENERAL; Chapter I --
Strategy; Chapter II --
Elements of Strategy; Chapter III --
Moral Forces; Chapter IV --
The Chief Moral Powers; Chapter V --
Military Virtue of an Army; Chapter VI --
Boldness; Chapter VII --
Perseverance; Chapter VIII --
Superiority of Numbers; Chapter IX --
The Surprise; Chapter X --
Stratagem; Chapter XI --
Assembly of Forces in Space; Chapter XII --
Assembly of Forces in Time; Chapter XIII --
Strategic Reserve; Chapter XIV --
Economy of Forces; Chapter XV --
Geometrical Element. Chapter XVI --
On the Suspension of the Act in WarfareChapter XVII --
On the Character of Modern War; Chapter XVIII --
Tension and Rest; BOOK IV --
THE COMBAT; Chapter I --
Introductory; Chapter II --
Character of the Modern Battle; Chapter III --
The Combat in General; Chapter IV --
The Combat in General (Continuation); Chapter V --
On the Signification of the Combat; Chapter VI --
Duration of the Combat; Chapter VII --
Decision of the Combat; Chapter VIII --
Mutual Understanding as to a Battle; Chapter IX --
The Battle; Chapter X --
Effects of Victory (Continuation). Chapter XI --
The Use of the Battle (Continued)Chapter XII --
Strategic Means of Utilising Victory; Chapter XIII --
Retreat After a Lost Battle; Chapter XIV --
Night Fighting; Endnotes.

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The works of German military historian and theorist Carl von Clausewitz continue to be ranked among the finest examples of the genre. His surprisingly complex conceptions of war are still studied by military strategists. In On War, Clausewitz draws on his experiences in and observations of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars to develop a number of key ideas that still play a role in the planning and execution of military operations today.

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