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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl von Clausewitz Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Prussian soldier and writer, Clausewitz is said to have distilled Napoleon into theory. Perhaps best known among his numerous pronouncements is that war is a continuation of politics by other means. His theories and observations in this work have been heeded by military strategists for nearly two hundred years. Many have considered this to be the Bible of military strategy and tactics.

This abridged version of Clausewitz’s magnum opus follows the text of the New and Revised Edition (edited by F.N. Maude in 1908) of Col. J.J. Graham’s translation. Of the original three volumes, this version includes all of Volume I (except for the last chapter on night fighting) and six of the nine chapters of Book Eight of Volume III (The Plan of War). The editor’s objective in this abridgement was to select those portions of the work which most closely relate to our own time.

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  • “Undoubtedly one of the most useful books ever written.”

    New Republic

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rbolia | 1/27/2014

    " Not a page-turner, but very thoughtful and astonishingly still credible after two centuries. Certainly no one since has offered a more thorough or insightful treatment of the art of war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brook Finlayson | 1/22/2014

    " To be honest, I haven't read all of this, but I find myself rereturning to it from time to time. Any political leader who commits troops or other resources to war should be required read this and then pass a test on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Radoslav | 1/16/2014

    " I think that this book contains some very interesting ideas about the nature of war and strategies how to conduct war. However, I found it not very easy to read and not very easy to distill ideas that can be used outside war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sean | 1/13/2014

    " Hard to read! But smart. Reallll smart. "

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