"A timely and welcome update to Roger Parkinson's and Peter Paret's biographies of Clausewitz; Stoker's treatment of the Prussian's life is both lively and accessible."
--Antulio J. Echevarria II, Elihu Root Chair of Miltiary Studies, U.S. Army War College
"This is a well-written and valuable addition to the Clausewitz library, but it also serves as a useful history of the Napoleonic Wars, as Stoker draws on Clausewitz's sharp observations to illuminate some of the most important military engagements of that period." Lawrence Freedman, author of Strategy: A History, in Foreign Affairs
"Clausewitz: His Life and Work" is an excellent introduction to both the life of Clausewitz and his great work, "On War." J. W. Thacker, Department of History, Western Kentucky University, Bolling Green Daily News
"What makes Stoker's book remarkable is that Clausewitz is turned into a very approachable and recognizable person. It is organized in such a way as to follow Clausewitz and his various works through his tumultuous career, delivering a seamless exposition that pairs well with the pictures and maps provided for each operation. This work speaks to younger officers in particular but has a broad appeal to all those interested in the development of strategy." - Army Magazine
"Great. A skillful study of the interplay of military history and thought provides Don Stoker with an instructive way to approach Clausewitz's career and writings." --Jeremy Black, author of War and Technology
"One of the book's great strengths is its accessibility; Stoker weaves the standard sources together with authoritative, modern secondary treatments to form a readable, well-paced narrative that draws out biographical detail while illuminating the broader political and military canvas on which Clausewitz's life was lived." - War on the Rocks
"Carefully crafted...an important and worthy book." - The Daily Beast
About the Author
Donald Stoker is Professor of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Naval War College's program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is the author of The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War.