Nadia may or donada peters has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous earphones awards, and was named a golden. On war is the most significant attempt in western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. This audiobook is based on a 1909 english translation. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. May 02, 2010 this audiobook is based on a 1909 english translation. War is merely a wrestling match on an extensive scale, an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfil our will. On war also widely known by its german name vom kriege is considered to be clausewitzs. However, grahams edition only contains the first four books of the work. This volume of on war includes topics of the nature, theory, and strategy of war and combat. Perhaps best known among his numerous pronouncements is that war is a continuation of politics by other means. A history, sir lawrence freedman, one of the worlds leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. Free of technical jargon, and suitable for modern readers. Published posthumously between 1832 and 1835 by clausewitzs wife, on war delivers a.
On war also widely known by its german name vom kriege is considered to be clausewitzs magnum opus, despite the fact it remained unfinished at the time of his death. On war is considered to be the first modern book of military strategy. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or. Other soldiers before him had written treatises on various military subjects, but none undertook a great philosophical examination of war on the scale of clausewitzs.
Read by timothy ferguson with linda ferguson in section 2. Graham 1808 1883 a classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the napoleonic wars. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Legendary 17thcentury swordsman miyamoto musashis exposition of sword fighting, strategy, and zen philosophy. A painting of the the battle of moscow, 7th september 1812, from 1822 by louisfrancois lejeune. He served in the campaigns of 179394 on the rhine, after which he seems to have devoted some time to the study of the scientific branches of his profession. The music appears track by track at the end of the two and a half hour audiobook and is included as wonderful compliment to this dynamic and elegant listening experience. A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the napoleonic wars. Feb 26, 2006 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. He coined the famous or infamous depending on how you see it war is the continuation of politics by another means.
In clausewitzs view the idea of total war was an impossibility, although in the modern world that impossibility has become a reality in the form of nuclear war. In section 2, the reader timothy ferguson was assisted by linda ferguson. On war also widely known by its german name vom kriege is considered to be clausewitzs magnum opus, despite the fact it remained unfinished at the time of his death published posthumously between 1832 and 1835 by clausewitzs wife, on war delivers a deep insight into various concepts and schools of thought connected to war. In reality, this book is an overturn in the war theory. Download and keep this book for free with a 30 day trial. On war is the wests premier work on the philosophy of war. His magnus opus on war is used by military historians, strategists, and politicians to this day. The 197684 howardparet version is the standard translation today. The beautifully reproduced illustrated 1908 edition, with introduction by andy mcnab, notes by col. Graham translation of clausewitz s vom kriege 1832 published in london in 1873. Grahams translation of the original work is adequate.
Consider the more modern versions and other relevant books shown below. Clausewitz ventured deep into the nature of war as he spent a great amount of time, years, writing about war. Bestseller this month title az title za release date newest first highest rated. His theories and observations in this work have been heeded by military strategists for nearly two hundred years. A prussian soldier and writer, clausewitz is said to have distilled napoleon into theory. It has been translated into english several times as on war. Graham translator nadia may has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous earphones awards, and was named a golden voice by audiofile magazine. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial.
In fact, in what branch of human activity should boldness have a right of citizenship if not in war. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. It is commonly believed that clausewitzs treatise had a greater impact on military leaders of the late xix and xx centuries than any other book. After more than a century and a half, clausewitzs work remains the most comprehensive, perceptive, and modern contribution to politicalmilitary and strategic thought. A newly abridged edition of clausewitzs classic study of war, using the acclaimed translation by michael howard and peter paret. His teachings combined strategy with military knowledge to produce a dialectic approach to the philosophy. Sensitively abridged to retain all the essential chapters on the conduct and philosophy of warfare. A newly abridged edition of clausewitz s classic study of war, using the acclaimed translation by michael howard and peter paret. Graham translation of clausewitzs vom kriege 1832 published in london in 1873. These books give the theory and goals of war that can be applied to conquering meeting rooms and empires. Since the works first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals.228 1461 25 1203 429 92 137 1141 286 897 119 828 802 1471 208 610 770 1391 1091 1449 1047 1094 1165 1022 420 627 667 481 1277 698 311 1373 875 942 636 434 854