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作者 Stoker, Donald J
書名 Clausewitz : his life and work / Donald Stoker
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780199357949
0199357943
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  DD422.C5 S76 2014    在架上    30610020451886
 歐美所圖書館  355.02092 C573st 2014    在架上  -  30500101519810
說明 xvi, 354 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-335) and index
Introduction: The point of it all -- Boy soldier (1780-1795) -- The ambitious student of war (1795-1805) -- Clausewitz at war: The 1806 campaign -- A political education (1807-1812) -- War and words: the Campaign of 1812 -- The road to Taurroggen -- 1813: War, revolution, and armistice -- 1813: Leipzig, Gohrde, and the Stecknitz -- Clausewitz and the fall of Napoleon (1813-1814) -- 1815: The Waterloo campaign -- The sum of it all (1815-1831) -- Conclusion: Clausewitz's legacy -- Appendix: Clausewitz's battles
Carl von Clausewitz's On War, his chef d'oeuvre of strategic and military theory, was first published in 1832, after his death. The book remains a touchstone, dissected and debated by scholars, students, and military personnel around the world who consider it the founding document of the field. Yet to Clausewitz himself, far more important than achieving recognition for his written works was glory on the field of battle. He dreamed of winning renown not with his pen, but with his sword, and wielded both with the same determination and zeal. In this new biographical study of Clausewitz, Donald Stoker moves skillfully between his career as a soldier and his work as a theoretician. Conventional wisdom holds that Clausewitz was "merely a staff officer" who didn't see much combat, but Stoker shows this to be far from true. As a soldier during the era of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars - perhaps the most intense period of continuous large-scale warfare in history - Clausewitz gained an enormous amount of battle experience. By reconstructing his role in various compaigns, from Jena-Auerstedt to Waterloo, this work offers new insights into Clausewitz as both a soldier in an a witness to the momentous fighting of his time. Taking readers through the heat of these battles, Stoker provides historical overview and strategic analysis, showing the connection between events and Clausewitz's own words, taken both from his works and the abundant letters written to his wife, Marie, and friends throughout his life. Clausewitz's contributions to military theory have solidified his reputation, which seems continually to rise, and Stoker assesses each of his significant works and their contribution to his legacy. Grounding Clausewitz's theoretical analyses on the field of battle, Stoker traces the road to On War, and provides an absorbing reassessment of both the warrior and the theorist. -- from dust jacket
主題 Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia -- Biography
Prussia (Kingdom). Armee -- Officers -- Biography
Alt Title Clausewitz, his life and work
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