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An excellent compilation of two (of three in my opinion) seminal works on warfare. I prefer this translation of Clausewitz (Jolle) vice the Paret/Howard editions. Clausewitz is hard to understand if you think in 21st Century terms/schema; however, if you consider his work through the lens of the classic (vice Hegelian) dialectic, his work is much easier to understand. The principles that KvC identifies still have merit today.
Powerful. Many a politician and/or civilian would benefit from reading and gaining an insight into how strategic warfare is devised and executed and the repercussions of both.
http://nhw.livejournal.com/791254.html[return][return]A series of aphorisms from two and a half millennia ago about how to win wars: in summary, by having a better idea of what you are doing, and preparing your own troops accordingly, than your opponent. The advice is sufficiently general that I'm not surprised to see it quoted in management handbooks, and I guess also in advice to thrusting young Wall Street brokers too.[return][return]Two points slightly jumped out at me. The first was the sug...
Excellent descriptions on war, from a very Confucianist point of view, suitable for all countries, situations and peoples.A great hint on strategy concepts.
I must read for anyone interested in history, military, and politics.
Strategy and tactics from wars past that can be adapted to fit any personal interaction...can't we all just get along?
The Art of War by Sun Tzu (1971)
The best translation of The Art of Warfare combined with an excellent translation of Clausewitz.
This edition got to be my favourite edition of Sun Tzu's Art of War (in English). You got archaeological and historical notes at the start, the text in the original Chinese (traditional characters too!) and English translation, as well as newly unearthed content in addition to the original text! A gold mine of information for those interested in military thought and strategy.