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HOWARD Michael, Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction


Description: Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as "not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war." It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today.
In this introduction, Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time. He outlines Clausewitz's enduring theory of war, making it of continuing interest to military historians and those interested in the logistics and tactics of war. He also draws links between Clausewitz's theory and how this relates to his experiences in the Napoleonic wars.
 

Place and publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press

Date of publication: 2012

Number of pages: 96



This week’s book(s):

Description: This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Napoleon i Sztuka 1800 - 1815 (Napoleon and the Legend of the Arts), at the Zamek Krolewski (Warsaw) in 2015.
 
 
 


Place and publisher: Warsaw, Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Museum

Date of publication: 2015

Number of pages: 200

Description: From the publishers
 
"This third book in the successful Shorncliffe Lecture Series sets out to put into context Moore's moral compass, principals and experiences that created his philosophy and internal discipline that was key to the “Shorncliffe System of Training.” Moore's own diary entries, letters, recollections of his family, friends, newspapers, contemporary drill manuals and those who served with him have been used. It also includes the less well known, Moore's Instructions to the Battalions of Irish Militia Light Infantry of 1798. The chronology shows the global reach of the British Army and the large number of theatres in which Sir John Moore served. There are over 90 mostly contemporary illustrations including 24 Maps and 20 portraits as well as 14 OOBs, 25 Tables. Volume 2, will explore Sir John Moore's expeditions to the Mediterranean, Sweden and the Peninsular (1806-09)".


Place and publisher: London, Ken Trotman

Date of publication: 2015

Number of pages: 274


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