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On War : Everyman's Library Classics S. - Carl von Clausewitz

On War

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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 from Marx and Bismarck to Raymond Aron.

About the Author

Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist whose major work On War was published posthumously by his wife in 1832. He served in the Prussian army throughout the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars including as part of the Waterloo Campaign. He served as the director of the Prussian War College until 1830 when he was pressed back into service to deal with an uprising and cholera outbreak, and died of the disease in 1831.

BOOK I: ON THE NATURE OF WAR
• 1. What is War?
• 2. Ends and Means in War
• 3. The Genius for War
• 4. On Danger in War
• 5. On Bodily Exertion in War
• 6. Information in War
• 7. Friction in War
• 8. Concluding Remarks

BOOK II: ON THE THEORY OF WAR
• 1. Branches of the Art of War
• 2. On the Theory of War
• 3. Art or Science of War
• 4. Methodicism
• 5. Criticism
• 6. On Examples

BOOK III: OF STRATEGY IN GENERAL
• 1. Strategy
• 2. Elements of Strategy
• 3. Moral Forces
• 4. The Chief Moral Powers
• 5. Military Virtue of an Army
• 6. Boldness
• 7. Perseverance
• 8. Superiority of Numbers
• 9. The Surprise
• 10. Stratagem
• 11. Assembly of Forces in Space
• 12. Assembly of Forces in Time
• 13. Strategic Reserve
• 14. Economy of Forces
• 15. Geometrical Element
• 16. On the Suspension of the Act in War
• 17. On the Character of Modern War
• 18. Tension and Rest

BOOK IV: THE COMBAT
• 1. Introductory
• 2. Character of a Modern Battle
• 3. The Combat in General
• 4. The Combat in General (continuation)
• 5. On the Signification of the Combat
• 6. Duration of Combat
• 7. Decision of the Combat
• 8. Mutual Understanding as to a Battle
• 9. The Battle
• 10. Effects of Victory
• 11. The Use of the Battle
• 12. Strategic Means of Utilising Victory
• 13. Retreat After a Lost Battle
• 14. Night Fighting

BOOK V: MILITARY FORCES
• 1. General Scheme
• 2. Theatre of War, Army, Campaign
• 3. Relation of Power
• 4. Relation of the Three Arms
• 5. Order of Battle of an Army
• 6. General Disposition of an Army
• 7. Advanced Guard and Out-Posts
• 8. Mode of Action of Advanced Corps
• 9. Camps
• 10. Marches
• 11. Marches (continued)
• 12. Marches (continued)
• 13. Cantonments
• 14. Subsistence
• 15. Base of Operations
• 16. Lines of Communication
• 17. On Country and Ground
• 18. Command of Ground

BOOK VI: DEFENCE
• 1. Offence and Defence
• 2. The Relations of the Offensive and Defensive to Each Other in Tactics
• 3. The Relations of the Offensive and Defensive to Each Other in Strategy
• 4. Convergence of Attack and Divergence of Defence
• 5. Character of Strategic Defensive
• 6. Extent of the Means of Defence
• 7. Mutual Action and Reaction of Attack and Defence
• 8. Methods of Resistance
• 9. Defensive Battle
• 10. Fortresses
• 11. Fortresses (continuation)
• 12. Defensive Position
• 13. Strong Positions and Entrenched Camps
• 14. Flank Positions
• 15. Defence of Mountains
• 16. Defence of Mountains (continued)
• 17. Defence of Mountains (continued)
• 18. Defence of Streams and Rivers
• 19. Defence of Streams and Rivers (continued)
• 20.A. Defence of Swamps
• 20.B. Inundations
• 21. Defence of Forests
• 22. The Cordon
• 23. Key of the Country
• 24. Operating Against a Flank
• 25. Retreat into the Interior of the Country
• 26. Arming the Nation
• 27. Defence of a Theatre of War
• 28. Defence of a Theatre of War (continued)
• 29. Defence of a Theatre of War (continued)—Successive Resistance
• 30. Defence of a Theatre of War (continued) When No Decision is Sought For

ISBN: 9781857151213
ISBN-10: 1857151216
Series: Everyman's Library Classics S.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 870
Published: 20th May 1993
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.5  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1