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On war

Author: Carl von Clausewitz; Anatol Rapoport
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Eng. ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1982, ©1968.
Series: Penguin classics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl von Clausewitz; Anatol Rapoport
ISBN: 0140444270 9780140444278
OCLC Number: 9359002
Language Note: Translated from the German by J.J. Graham. Translation originally published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1908 ; published in Pelican Classics, 1968; re-issued in Penguin Classics, 1982.
Notes: Extracts selected from the English translation by J.J. Graham of Vom Kriege published in London in 1908.
Description: 460 pages ; 18 cm.
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.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Vom Kriege.
Responsibility: Carl von Clausewitz ; edited with an introd. by Anatol Rapoport.

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