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Riassunto: This book is a good edition of the military treatise, "On War." As von Clausewitz himself noted, his treatise was written to not to advance a new military system, but to establish the basic concepts of war, and, according to von Clausewitz, its most important activity battle. His purpose was to supply the raw material for developing military theories and systems. To establish these concepts von Clausewitz draws on his on military experience and historical examples. In doing so he proves he is indeed a keen observer and very careful thinker. Although these days he is more quoted than actually read, his treatise contains many insights that are as relevant to 21st Century warfare as they were to the Napoleonic era from which they were derived. For example, von Clausewitz presents a short but excellent discussion of battlefield intelligence. He clearly understands that intelligence does not represent absolute truth or accuracy, but only approximations and probabilities. And then there is his famous concept of "Friction", which he uses as rubric for all those unexpected and often incalculable factors which can delay, disrupt, or even destroy even the most carefully crafted military operation. One wishes that he had devoted more than a shot section to this remarkable concept. Perhaps the greatest error that von Clausewitz made in producing this work was creating so many quotable aphorisms in his text. This has led to wholesale quoting out of context of his work which often has resulted in profound misunderstandings of what he is really saying by folks who have read the quotes, but not his actual writings. This is a shame because von Clausewitz is really a worthwhile read who has a lot of still relevant concepts on war and battle.
Dal retro di copertina: The growing interest in Clausewitz's theoretical, political and historical writings in recent years suggested that the time had come for an entirely new translation. We have based our work on the first edition of 1832, supplemented by the annotated German text published by Professor Werner Hahlweg in 1952, except where obscurities in the original edition-which Clausewitz himself never reviewed-made it seem advisable to accept later emendations.
Titolo: On War
Casa editrice: doubleday anchor
Data di pubblicazione: 1968
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, New York, 1968. hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9176788
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, NY, 1968. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Reprint; Second Printing. 143 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub to edges. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! In this essay one of Europe's foremost political commentators views war and peace in the urgent context of the nuclear age. Codice libro della libreria 15106
Descrizione libro W.W. Norton & Compan;y, Inc., New York, 1968. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Third Printing. 143 Pages. Translated from the French First published in 1958 this edition has a new (1968) foreword by the author. Tight straight book with no marks or stamps.In this essay one of Europe's foremost political commentators views war and peace in the urgent context of the nuclear age. Aron considers the many sides of the question: the struggle over disarmament in the face of fear and mistrust between nations; the balance which must be struck between thermonuclear and conventional weapons; the effect of the new weapons upon the diplomatic struggle; the future of the Atlantic alliance; and the possibillity of total war. The author was born in Paris in 1905. In 1935 he was named a professor at the Ecole Normale Saint-Cloud and in 1939 he bacame a member of the Faculte des Lettres at Toulouse. After the French capitulation, he worked with General de Gaulle in London and was editor in chief of La France Libre. Size: 5" x 7 1/2". Codice libro della libreria 10206