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By Donald Stoker

Carl von Clausewitz's On battle, is usually thought of the best textual content on army idea ever written. Clausewitz is a touchstone for the sector this present day, and is learn by means of students, scholars, and army team of workers all over the world. And but to Clausewitz himself, way more very important than reaching attractiveness for his scholarly and theoretical contributions was once attaining glory at the box of battle-winning renown now not together with his pen yet together with his sword.

Military historian Donald Stoker's perceptive biography of Carl von Clausewitz strikes skillfully among Clausewitz's profession as a solider and his paintings as a theoretician and writer, exploring the composition of On War and different works whereas additionally emphasizing the various army engagements during which Clausewitz fought. although Clausewitz definitely spilled his proportion of ink, he additionally spilled blood--his in addition to that of the enemy. As an officer within the Prussian military, Clausewitz fought in battles from Jena-Auerstedt to Waterloo, in addition to the conflict of Borodino whereas serving the Russians. Stoker takes readers in the course of the warmth of those battles, delivering ancient evaluation and discussing every one engagement intimately. wealthy context is equipped through Clausewitz himself, who wrote ample letters to his spouse and associates all through his existence, and from which Stoker attracts broadly.

Clausewitz argues for the centrality of Clausewitz's paintings as a soldier, however it doesn't overlook his historic achievements in army idea. Stoker unpacks every one of Clausewitz's major works, contemplating their impacts and describing the conditions round their composition. The interaction among the biographical info of Clausewitz's existence and the arguments placed forth in his written works makes it possible for a deeper knowing of those normal texts, and Stoker's insightful remark provides intensity to the dialogue. the result's an soaking up reassessment of either the fellow and his legacy, and an important contribution to the examine of Clausewitz and his position in cutting-edge army and political panorama.

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