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On War (Oxford World's Classics)

On War (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
ISBN 13: 9780199540020
ISBN 10: 199540020
Edition: Abridged
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $12.95

This edition first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul 1968.
This sturdy library-bound set reprints the most famous work of the great Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) . The three volumes comprising his influential treatise On War, reveal 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. An essential work for all military studies collections.

Harper's Magazine - Colonel Harry G. Summers, Jr.

Masterful English translation by Professors Howard and Paret. What makes On War so timely is that, unlike most military strategists and theoreticians, Clausewitz did not advocate war or recommend specific courses of action, but merely thought to describe war's character and dynamics.