TITLE

Clausewitz, Carl von

AUTHOR(S)
Handel, Michael I.
PUB. DATE
January 1996
SOURCE
Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Prussian General Carl Philip Gottlieb von Clausewitz joined the army at the age of twelve and saw active service against the French in 1793-1794 before entering the Berlin Military Academy. He then joined the General Staff and fought at Jena and in the Waterloo campaign before becoming director of the Berlin Staff College, where he devoted himself to writing about war. He is best known for his book On War, published posthumously in 1832. Despite its philosophical and epistemological dimensions, On War is a book written for the practical military reader as well as for strategists, political leaders, and students of war in general.
ACCESSION #
12443437

 

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