The Art of War by. Antoine Henri de Jomini. (Baron de Jomini). General & Aide-de -Camp of the Emperor of Russia. Originally Published in French in Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Art of War by Baron de Jomini Antoine-Henri, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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It must be observed, in Jomini’s defense, that he had for years held a dormant commission in the Russian army and that he had declined to take part in the invasion of Russia in Elements of his discussion his remarks on Great Britain and seapower, for instance, and his sycophantic treatment of Austria’s Archduke Charles are clearly aimed at protecting his political position or expanding his readership.

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The art of war

Spends most of Chapter 3 talking about operational level strategy – lines of operation and strategic movement. Selected pages Title Page. A must-read for historical and military buffs.

It was to the union of the civic virtues and military spirit fostered by their institutions that the Romans were indebted for their grandeur.

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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? More importantly, a point that Napoleon commented upon, was the fact that he was a Swiss citizen, not a Frenchman.

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As chief of the staff of Ney’s group of corps, he rendered distinguished services before and at the Battle of Bautzenand fe was antoihe for the rank of general of division.

Antoine Henri baron de Jomini. He gives careful consideration to some topics no longer henti much interest, such as whether cavalry should be armed with sabers or lances, what kind of breastplate they should wear, and how they should form up to charge. I’m still technically reading this, though it’s been put to my ‘pending more time’ section of the shelf.

Inafter trying without success to bring about a political understanding between France and Russia, Jomini was called to St Petersburg to act as a military adviser to the Tsar during the Crimean War.

If a smaller force, interior lines are critical; if a larger force, exterior lines may prove no impediment arr success. Now have my own copy. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Its operations may extend over a field of ten or twelve miles in extent. Aug 17, Dina rated it it was ok.

The Art of War

Next in importance come the qualities of his personal character. When a war is decided upon, it becomes necessary to prepare not an entire plan of operations— which is always impossible— but a system of operations in reference to a prescribed aim; to provide a base, as well as all the material means necessary to guarantee the success of the enterprise.

Most practical years ago, yet still relevant. This is one of the great classics of western military thinking. As Jomini himself notes, technology and tactics change; people, politics, and strategy tend not to.


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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Strategy, or the art of properly directing masses upon the theater of war, either for defense or for invasion.

Jomini’s artt writings are frequently analyzed: I personally did not enjoy the book, so it seems Considering this book is a classic, I found it to be a bit slow and boring.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book is quite short and straightforward, but some parts can definitely be condensed. Page 50 – Distinguished officers should be employed in these scientific labors, and should be rewarded when they demonstrate marked ability.

It endures as the definitive work on strategy and tactics and as a fundamental source of modern military thought.

The defense of Ney almost cost Jomini his position in the Russian service. The Art of War. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Views Read Edit View history. After the Peace antokne TilsitJomini was made chief of the staff to Ney and created a baron.