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Not a huge history fan, but this was a very good book for a class on warfare.Published 5 months ago by Ashley
The world really need a GOOD introduction-book about THE ART OF WAR and MILITARY THEORY. This book is OK, but far from impressive and outstanding. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Maximus
I absolutely love this book for its brevity, clarity, and beauty. Martin Van Creveld concisely covers the entirety of warfare in a way that allows the reader to reasonably... Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by N. Crain
War has been both a hugely important activity and a challenging subject for thinkers. This very good historical survey of military thought gives you a sense of the kinds of... Read morePublished on July 15, 2006 by John Cote
This book covers the most important parts of the history of the art of war (war strategy). The only thing missing is that the military theorists of this century are not mentioned,... Read morePublished on March 10, 2006 by Daniel
Martin van Creveld is one of the better military historians of the last half-century or so. He writes clearly and intelligently, and produces books that are timely and innovative. Read morePublished on January 6, 2004 by David W. Nicholas
Martin van Creveld is one of the better military historians of the last half-century or so. He writes clearly and intelligently, and produces books that are timely and innovative. Read morePublished on January 2, 2004 by David W. Nicholas
This book by Van Creveld might disappoint his hard core followers. But not me, or the general public, to the broader audience for which it was intended. Read morePublished on February 22, 2003 by Lupus Terribilis
Certainly, for a more detailed introduction and for deeper explorations of military history, one would undoubtedly turn to other sources--preferably original works from Sun Tzu,... Read morePublished on December 8, 2002 by Yalensian