Title: Clausewitz: A Biography
Publisher: Stein and Day, New York
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition
352pp/illus/maps. The life of Carl von Clausewitz, professional soldier and military theorist. Active throughout the revolutionary wars 1792-1815 the book also gives a full and vivid account of the Wars of Liberation in Germany 1813-1814, and goes beyond Clausewitz's epigram on war as being a continuation of policy by other means. DJ has light edgewear. Text clean. Bookseller Inventory # 010181
Synopsis: Carl Phillip Gottleib von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Prussian general and military theorist, is most famous for his book On War, a work that has influenced numerous wartime leaders from Lenin to Henry Kissinger. Parkinson's biography of Clausewitz provides detailed examinations of the Napoleonic battles in which he participated and which shaped his theories of warfare. Parkinson describes Clausewitz's first experiences in combat as a twelve-year-old cadet in battles with France along the Rhine. The biography follows Clausewitz during the years of Napoleon's rise, when, disgusted with the Prussian King's refusal to fight, he joined the Russian army and witnessed Napoleon's defeat following the destruction of Moscow and several harrowing months of battle. The book also includes in-depth descriptions of the battles following Napoleon's return, in which Clausewitz put his theories into practice against Napoleon's marshals.
About the Author: Roger Parkinson, author of The Peninsular War and Tormented Warrior, lives in England.
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