The file download will begin after you complete the registration.
Downloader's Terms of Service | DMCA
On War — Volume 1 A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war.
Carl von Clausewitz A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war.
Carl von Clausewitz Carl von Clausewitz entered the Prussian military at the age of twelve as a Lance-Corporal and would go on to obtain the rank of Major-General. In "On War", Clausewitz draws upon his experiences fighting in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, as well as his military studies at the "Kriegsakademie", or Prussian War Academy, which he would eventually become director of. Clausewitz employs a dialectic approach to military analysis, which leads to frequent modern misinterpretation. "On War", a mainstay of modern military colleges, is a monumental work of military analysis and philosophy, which continues to be studied and interpreted to this day.
Carl von Clausewitz With the exception of Napoleon Bonaparte, no man was more influential on the military tactics and strategy of 19th century warfare than Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz (June 1, 1780 – November 16, 1831). Clausewitz was a Prussian soldier and German military theorist who stressed the moral and political aspects of war, but he is remembered today for his military treatise On War, which remains one of the most important military treatises ever written. It was mandatory for all military students and officers to read during the 19th century, and it was common practice for generals during the Civil War to carry Clausewitz’s treatise and read it to assist them in strategy and tactics. On War covered every conceivable facet of warfare, using historical battles as examples of what to do and what not to do. The treatise discusses how opposite forces interact, and how unexpected new developments unfolding under the "fog of war" called for rapid decisions by alert commanders. In opposition to Antoine-Henri Jomini he argued war could not be quantified or graphed or reduced to mapwork and graphs.
Perhaps most importantly, Clausewitz realized the correlation between politics and war. Clausewitz had many aphorisms, of which the most famous is, "War is not merely a political act, but also a political instrument, a continuation of political relations, a carrying out of the same by other means.” This view of warfare is still the standard viewpoint of war today..
This edition of On War is specially formatted with pictures of Clausewitz and famous generals, as well as a Table of Contents covering each volume and all chapters.
Carl von Clausewitz "War is the continuation of politics by other means."
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.
Clausewitz based his study on his observations and his own experience in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. He also included examples of those wars and others to support his assertions. His profound theoretical explorations of strategy changed the shape of modern warfare.
Two centuries later, On War remains both controversial and an influence on strategic thinking.
Carl von Clausewitz, Michael Eliot Howard & Peter Paret 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.
Carl von Clausewitz Carl von Clausewitz's 'On War', has become one of the most influential texts on military strategy ever written, sitting comfortably among the pantheon of similar greats such as Sun Tzu and Machiavelli. Clausewitz was born in Prussia in 1780, and witnessed first-hand the upheavals of the Napoleonic Era across Europe.
'On War' was shaped by Clausewitz's experiences as a soldier in the Prussian military, and many phrases that we take for granted, such as "the Fog of War", were first coined by Clausewitz in this work. Clausewitz chose to focus on the moral and political implication of actions in war as well as on the pure strategy, with one of his most famous aphorisms being; "War is the continuation of politics by other means".
This book was designed for the iPad and contains colour images and a scrollable table of contents.
Carl von Clausewitz A masterpiece of national and military strategy, General Clausewitz's thoughts, "On War" are still studied today by military and political leaders throughout the world. You can find quotes from Clausewitz in countless articles and book on strategy up to the present time since his thoughts transcend the advances of technology and are applicable across the epochs.
Read Clausewitz's "On War" to gain insight to the application of military forces in the advancement of a nation's grand strategy.
Carl von Clausewitz THE Germans interpret their new national colours—black, red, and white—by the saying, "Durch Nacht und Blut zur licht." ("Through night and blood to light"), and no work yet written conveys to the thinker a clearer conception of all that the red streak in their flag stands for than this deep and philosophical analysis of "War" by Clausewitz.
It reveals "War," stripped of all accessories, as the exercise of force for the attainment of a political object, unrestrained by any law save that of expediency, and thus gives the key to the interpretation of German political aims, past, present, and future, which is unconditionally necessary for every student of the modern conditions of Europe. Step by step, every event since Waterloo follows with logical consistency from the teachings of Napoleon, formulated for the first time, some twenty years afterwards, by this remarkable thinker.
What Darwin accomplished for Biology generally Clausewitz did for the Life-History of Nations nearly half a century before him, for both have proved the existence of the same law in each case, viz., "The survival of the fittest"—the "fittest," as Huxley long since pointed out, not being necessarily synonymous with the ethically "best." Neither of these thinkers was concerned with the ethics of the struggle which each studied so exhaustively, but to both men the phase or condition presented itself neither as moral nor immoral, any more than are famine, disease, or other natural phenomena, but as emanating from a force inherent in all living organisms which can only be mastered by understanding its nature. It is in that spirit that, one after the other, all the Nations of the Continent, taught by such drastic lessons as Koniggrätz and Sedan, have accepted the lesson, with the result that to-day Europe is an armed camp, and peace is maintained by the equilibrium of forces, and will continue just as long as this equilibrium exists, and no longer.
Whether this state of equilibrium is in itself a good or desirable thing may be open to argument. I have discussed it at length in my "War and the World's Life"; but I venture to suggest that to no one would a renewal of the era of warfare be a change for the better, as far as existing humanity is concerned. Meanwhile, however, with every year that elapses the forces at present in equilibrium are changing in magnitude—the pressure of populations which have to be fed is rising, and an explosion along the line of least resistance is, sooner or later, inevitable.
As I read the teaching of the recent Hague Conference, no responsible Government on the Continent is anxious to form in themselves that line of least resistance; they know only too well what War would mean; and we alone, absolutely unconscious of the trend of the dominant thought of Europe, are pulling down the dam which may at any moment let in on us the flood of invasion.
Now no responsible man in Europe, perhaps least of all in Germany, thanks us for this voluntary destruction of our defences, for all who are of any importance would very much rather end their days in peace than incur the burden of responsibility which War would entail. But they realise that the gradual dissemination of the principles taught by Clausewitz has created a condition of molecular tension in the minds of the Nations they govern analogous to the "critical temperature of water heated above boiling-point under pressure," which may at any moment bring about an explosion which they will be powerless to control.
The case is identical with that of an ordinary steam boiler, delivering so and so many pounds of steam to its engines as long as the envelope can contain the pressure; but let a breach in its continuity arise—relieving the boiling water of all restraint—and in a moment the whole mass flashes into vapour, developing a power no work of man can oppose. The ultimate consequences of defeat no man can foretell. The only
Carl von Clausewitz & J. J. (Col.) Graham 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.
Carl von Clausewitz Carl von Clausewitz ( 1780 1831 ) was one of the most influential military figures of the 19th century. Clausewitz was a Prussian soldier and German military theorist who stressed the importance of the moral and political parts of war. Clausewitz’s famous treatise On War is considered one of the most important military treatises ever written. Generals who fought in the Civil War often carried a copy of the treatise to touch up on strategies and tactics.A table of contents is included.
Carl von Clausewitz Written two centuries ago by a Prussian military thinker, this is the most frequently cited, the most controversial, and in many ways, the most modern book on warfare. In this work, Clausewitz examines moral and psychological aspects of warfare, stressing the necessity of courage, audacity, and self-sacrifice, as well as the importance of public opinion.
Carl von Clausewitz, Niccolò Machiavelli & Sun Tzu Waxkeep has compiled three of history's greatest texts on strategy, and combined them in an easy to navigate collection with a linked table of contents. This collection includes
The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Lionel Giles translation)
On War by Carl von Clausewitz
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (W.K. Marriott translation)
Sun Tzu, Xenophon, Niccolò Machiavelli & Carl von Clausewitz Presented here in one complete volume are four of the greatest books ever written on strategy, warfare and leadership. These works span several millennia of human wisdom and martial experience, distilled into one volume.
"The Art of War" is the first known treatise on the planning, conduct and stratagems of war. Sun Tzu displays a comprehensive understanding of human psychology, and expresses a maneuver or strategy for every possible situation relating to conflict, combat and preparation.
Xenophon's 'Cyropaedia', or 'The Education of Cyrus' from Ancient Greece describes the education of the ideal ruler, in the style known as 'the mirror for princes', that was later employed by Machiavelli in 'The Prince'.
Machiavelli's 'The Art of War' is delivered as series of dialogues between "Lord Fabrizio Colonna" and the other captains of Florence, about the best way to raise, train, administrate and tactically deploy troops.
Carl von Clausewitz's 'On War', has become one of the most influential texts on military strategy ever written. Clausewitz was born in Prussia in 1780, and witnessed first-hand the upheavals of the Napoleonic Era across Europe. 'On War' was shaped by his experiences as a soldier in the Prussian military, and many phrases that we take for granted, such as "the Fog of War", were first coined by Clausewitz in this work.
This volume has been specifically designed for e-readers and has color illustrations and an interactive table of contents for ease of navigation.