On War by Carl Von ClausewitzOn War by Carl Von Clausewitz

On War

byCarl Von Clausewitz, Beatrice HeuserTranslated byMichael Howard

Paperback | May 17, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 65 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


'War is merely the continuation of policy by other means'On War is one of the most important books ever written on the subject of war. Clausewitz, a Prussian officer who fought against the French during the Napoleonic Wars, sought to understand and analyse the phenomenon of war so that future leaders could conduct and win conflicts more effectively. Hestudied the human and social factors that affect outcomes, as well as the tactical and technological ones. He understood that war was a weapon of government, and that political purpose, chance, and enmity combine to shape its dynamics. On War continues to be read by military strategists,politicians, and others for its timeless insights.This abridged edition by Beatrice Heuser, using the acclaimed translation by Michael Howard and Peter Paret, selects the central books in which Clausewitz's views on the nature and theory of war are developed.
Beatrice Heuser, Professor, University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Munich. Michael Howard, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, Oxford University and Yale University.
Title:On WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.71 inPublished:May 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199540020

ISBN - 13:9780199540020

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 3 out of 5 by from ehh Had to read this book for a class. Is intresting if you are at least a little familiar with the material to being with because it is quite wordy, and obviously not written in the 21st century
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Very informative. However, can be very technical.
Date published: 2017-02-01