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On war

Author: Carl von Clausewitz; J J Graham; Louise Willmot
Publisher: [Cork, Ireland?] : Wordsworth Editions, 2013. ©1997
Series: Wordsworth classics of world literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : RevisedView all editions and formats
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In both a philosophical and a practical work, Clausewitz defines the essential nature of war, debates the qualities of a great commander, assesses the relative strengths of defensive and offensive war, and - in highly controversial passages - considers the relationship between war and politics.
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Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831.
On war.
[Cork, Ireland?] : Wordsworth Editions, 2013
(OCoLC)39299574
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl von Clausewitz; J J Graham; Louise Willmot
ISBN: 9781848704756 1848704755
OCLC Number: 872549386
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction; Suggestions for Further Reading; Note on the abridgement; On War; Book I; 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; C-oncluding Remarks; Book II; Chapter i; Branches of the Art of War; Chapter ii; On the Theory of War; Chapter iii; Art or Science of War; Chapter iv; Methodicism; Chapter v; Criticism; Chapter vi; On Examples; Book III; Chapter i; Strategy; Chapter ii. Elements of StrategyChapter 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; S-trategic Reserve; Chapter xiv; Economy of Forces; Chapter xv; Geometrical Element; Chapter xvi; On the Suspension of the Act in War; Chapter xvii; On the Character of Modern War; Chapter xviii; Tension and Rest; Book IV; Chapter i; Introductory. Chapter iiCharacter of a 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 Combat; Chapter vii; Decision of the Combat; Chapter viii; Mutual Understanding as to a Battle; Chapter ix; The Battle; Chapter x; Effects of Victory; Chapter xi; The Use of the Battle; Chapter xii; S-trategic Means of Utilising Victory; Chapter xiii; Retreat After a Lost Battle; Book V; * * *; Chapter iii; Relation of Power; Chapter iv; Relation of the Three Arms; * * *; Chapter xiv; Subsistence. Chapter xvBase of Operations; Chapter xvi; Lines of Communication; * * *; Book VI; Chapter i; Offence and Defence; Chapter ii; The Relations of the Offensive and Defensive to each other in Tactics; Chapter iii; The Relations of the Offensive and Defensive to each other in Strategy; * * *; Chapter v; Character of Strategic Defensive; Chapter vi; Extent of the Means of Defence; Chapter vii; Mutual Action and Reaction of Attack and Defence; Chapter viii; Methods of Resistance; * * *; Chapter x; Fortresses; Chapter xi; Fortresses (continuation); * * *; Chapter xxv. Retreat into the Interior of the CountryChapter xxvi; Arming the Nation; Chapter xxvii; Defence of a Theatre of War; Book VII; * * *; Chapter ii; Nature of the Strategical Attack; Chapter iii; Of the Objects of Strategical Attack; Chapter iv; Decreasing Force of the Attack; Chapter v; Culminating Point of the Attack; Chapter vi; Destruction of the Enemy's Armies; Chapter vii; The Offensive Battle; * * *; Chapter ix; Attack of Defensive Positions; Chapter x; Attack of an Entrenched Camp; * * *; Book VIII; Chapter i; Introduction; Chapter ii; Absolute and Real War; Chapter iii.
Series Title: Wordsworth classics of world literature.
Other Titles: Vom Kriege.
Responsibility: Carl Maria von Clausewitz ; translation by J.J. Graham.

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