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Napoleon On the Art of War

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 19 Nov 2001
Unlike Sun-Tzu or Karl von Clausewitz, Napoleon never wrote a unified essay on his military philosophy. Yet as one of the world's greatest strategists and tacticians, his wisdom and genius can be found in his many and varied writings. Jay Luvaas has spent more than three decades pouring through the 32 volumes of Napoleon's correspondence, carefully translating and editing all of his writings on the art of war, and arranging them in seamless essays. The resulting book captures the brilliant commander's views on everything from the preparation of his forces to the organisation, planning and execution of his battles, all buttressing Napoleon's view that 'in war there is but one favourable moment; the great art is to seize it.' From the specifics of Napoleon's use of cavalry and unique reliance upon artillery to an all-encompassing vision of life from a man of supreme confidence and success, NAPOLEON ON THE ART OF WAR is the only straightforward explanation of Napoleon's campaigns and philosophy by the man himself.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780684872711
ISBN-10: 0684872714
Pagini: 208
Dimensiuni: 140 x 214 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.28 kg
Editura: Free Press
Colecția Free Press
Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Jay Luvaas was one of the country's leading military historians and editor and translator of Frederick the Great on the Art of War.

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Contents

Introduction

I Creating the Fighting Force

II Preparations for War

III A Military Education

IV The Combat Arms

V Generalship and the Art of Command

VI Army Organization

VII Strategy

VIII Fortification

IX The Army in the Field

X The Operational Art

Appendix

Critical Analysis: The Wars of Frederick the Great

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Recenzii

Foreign Affairs A good sense of Napoleon's military genius emerges from this well-edited collection....the spirit of a great commander in a judicious selection of his own words.
Michael D. Hull ARMY Magazine This unprecedented volume is assured of study in every military school and by all serious readers of military history....Everyone with an interest in military history and the profession of arms will be indebted to Jay Luvaas for his superb work.