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On War - Volume 1 [Kindle Edition]

Carl von Clausewitz
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • File Size: 370 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456315021
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (February 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JQU6S6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #670,008 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Get A Better Copy For Free November 27, 2012
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This book is exactly a POD (print on demand) version of the text file of the public domain version of von Clausewitz' book available for free at [...]

You can download and print out the .txt (text) file yourself from there. If this is too much work for you, go ahead and buy this book. Unfortunately the copy I received has extremely light text printing, so the text color is light gray instead of black. Not a good product. You might be lucky and receive a better quality copy.

This is the second extremely poor quality POD title I've received from Amazon. Unless I have absolutely no other choice, I probably won't order any more of their POD products based on this experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clausewitz on Kindle June 6, 2013
By Larryib
Format:Kindle Edition
This version proved to be very readable on Kindle. Clausewitz is essential reading for all students of military history. The most difficult part to understanding Clausewitz is understanding that his writing seems somewhat convoluted by his philosophical style which is a product of the enlightenment age. Though his contemporary Jomini reads more easily, the challenge of mastering Clausewitz is worth the time. I gave this Kindle version 5 stars because it's both free and readable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tough going for the layman March 15, 2012
By Mec
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Great clouds of German philosophy mixed with some more accessible theory.

I'm giving this book less than five stars because I had a hard time with it, not because of any incorrect material in the book. Many chapters were simply too esoteric for me. I would have been better served by a more simple introduction.

Still, I do enjoy reading the original texts in this field, and I learned from the more concrete chapters on attacks and retreats, night fighting, morale, the necessity of experience to function in combat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clausewitz "On War" July 21, 2013
By JPen
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Clausewitz's Treatise "On War" has been an essential reading for all students when embarking upon a Military career.

Along with Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" provide some insightful and thought provoking views on alternate approaches to the need for strategic and tactical elements in determining how to approach not only military challenges but also the challenges faced in modern business management environments.

Two books, among many, which stand out when trying to determine how to handle a wide range of issues confronting business and management today and understand the processes and pitfalls that must be considered if the final result is to be favourable
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Clausewitz gives you a understanding about the war. This masterpiece has a lot of volumes (8 or 9), and when I had International law, that was one of the subjects that nobody talk about. Everybody reads Sun Tzu, but you really need to read this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good November 20, 2013
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Excellent Services, that was i like it, the delivery time was on time, nice item and good product. Recomended the seller
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing but heavy November 1, 2013
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Interesting to know how we got to our present day existence, but not what I would call entertaining. Many references to geographic names that we don't use today. Nevertheless I am glad I read it most of the way through
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4.0 out of 5 stars great for strategists October 17, 2013
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Great concepts for strategists, but clausewitz is difficult to read. This is a must for military theorists. Howeve, it is best read in small doses.
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