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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


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