On War, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Library of Alexandria, 1956
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Review: On War, Indexed Edition

User Review  - JS Found - Goodreads

Okay, so this is a long book--over 600 pages--and some of it is a slog--like a battle that has gone on too long, with the reader's army expending a lot of energy and time to finish. But, it can be ... Read full review

Review: On War, Indexed Edition

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As I set out to review a book on warfare from the Nalopeonic era, it strikes me that this is the perfect opportunity to jot down some reflections on what makes a classic worth reading. After all ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter II The Relations of the Offensive and Defensive to each other in Tactics 
Chapter III The Relations of the Offensive and Defensive to each other in Strategy 
Chapter IV Convergence of Attack and Divergence of Defence 
Chapter V Character of Strategic Defensive 
Chapter VI Extent of the Means of Defence 
Chapter VII Mutual Action and Reaction of Attack and Defence 
Chapter VIII Methods of Resistance 
Chapter IX Defensive Battle

CHAPTER III THE GENIUS FOR WAR 
CHAPTER IV OF DANGER IN WAR 
CHAPTER V OF BODILY EXERTION IN WAR
CHAPTER VI INFORMATION IN WAR
CHAPTER VII FRICTION IN WAR
CHAPTER VIII CONCLUDING REMARKS BOOK I 
BOOK II ON THE THEORY OF WAR
CHAPTER II ON THE THEORY OF WAR 
CHAPTER III ART OR SCIENCE OF WAR 
CHAPTER IV METHODICISM
CHAPTER V CRITICISM
CHAPTER VI ON EXAMPLES
BOOK III OF STRATEGY IN GENERAL
CHAPTER II ELEMENTS OF STRATEGY 
CHAPTER III MORAL FORCES
CHAPTER IV THE CHIEF MORAL POWERS
CHAPTER V MILITARY VIRTUE OF AN ARMY
CHAPTER VI BOLDNESS
CHAPTER VII PERSEVERANCE
CHAPTER VIII SUPERIORITY OF NUMBERS
CHAPTER IX THE SURPRISE 
CHAPTER X STRATAGEM 
CHAPTER XI ASSEMBLY OF FORCES IN SPACE
CHAPTER XII ASSEMBLY OF FORCES IN TIME
CHAPTER XIII STRATEGIC RESERVE
CHAPTER XIV ECONOMY OF FORCES 
CHAPTER XV GEOMETRICAL ELEMENT
CHAPTER XVI ON THE SUSPENSION OF THE ACT IN WARFARE 
CHAPTER XVII ON THE CHARACTER OF MODERN WAR 
CHAPTER XVIII TENSION AND REST
BOOK IV THE COMBAT
CHAPTER II CHARACTER OF THE MODERN BATTLE 
CHAPTER III THE COMBAT IN GENERAL 
CHAPTER IV THE COMBAT IN GENERAL CONTINUATION 
CHAPTER V ON THE SIGNIFICATION OF THE COMBAT 
CHAPTER VI DURATION OF THE COMBAT 
CHAPTER VII DECISION OF THE COMBAT 
CHAPTER VIII MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AS TO A BATTLE 
CHAPTER IX THE BATTLE 
CHAPTER X EFFECTS OF VICTORY continuation 
CHAPTER XI THE USE OF THE BATTLE continued 
CHAPTER XII STRATEGIC MEANS OF UTILISING VICTORY 
CHAPTER XIII RETREAT AFTER A LOST BATTLE 
CHAPTER XIV NIGHT FIGHTING
Chapter II Theatre of War Army Campaign 
Chapter V Order of Battle of an Army 
Chapter VI General Disposition of an Army 
Chapter VII Advanced Guard and OutPosts 
Chapter IX Camps 
Chapter X Marches 
Chapter XI Marches Continued 
Chapter XII Marches Continued 
Chapter XIII Cantonments 
Chapter XIV Subsistence 
Chapter XV Base of Operations 
Chapter XVI Lines of Communication 
Chapter XVII On Country and Ground 
Chapter XVIII Command of Ground
BOOK VI DEFENCE 
Chapter X Fortresses 
Chapter XI FortressesContinued 
Chapter XII Defensive Position 
Chapter XIII Strong Positions and Entrenched Camps 
Chapter XIV Flank Positions 
Chapter XV Defence of Mountains 
Chapter XVI Defence of MountainsContinued 
Chapter XVII Defence of Mountains Continued 
Chapter XVIII Defence of Streams and Rivers 
Chapter XIX Defence of Streams and Rivers Continued 
Chapter XX A Defence of Swamps
Chapter XXI Defence of Forests 
Chapter XXII The Cordon 
Chapter XXIII Key of the Country 
Chapter XXIV Operating Against a Flank 
Chapter XXV Retreat into the Interior of the Country 
Chapter XXVI Arming the Nation 
Chapter XXVII Defence of a Theatre of War 
Chapter XXVIII Defence of a Theatre of WarContinued 
Chapter XXIX Defence of a Theatre of WarContinued 
Chapter XXX Defence of a Theatre of War Continued 
Book VII The Attack 
Chapter II Nature of the Strategical Attack 
Chapter III Of the Objects of Strategical Attack 
Chapter IV Decreasing Force of the Attack 
Chapter V Culminating Point of the Attack 
Chapter VI Destruction of the Enemys Armies 
Chapter VII The Offensive Battle 
Chapter VIII Passage of Rivers 
Chapter IX Attack of Defensive Positions 
Chapter X Attack of an Entrenched Camp 
Chapter XI Attack of a Mountain 
Chapter XII Attack of Cordon Lines 
Chapter XIII Manœuvring 
Chapter XIV Attack of Morasses Inundations Woods 
Chapter XV Attack of a Theatre of War with the View to a Decision 
Chapter XVI Attack of a Theatre of War without the View to a Great Decision 
Chapter XVII Attack of Fortresses 
Chapter XVIII Attack of Convoys 
Chapter XIX Attack on the Enemys Army in its Cantonments 
Chapter XX Diversion 
Chapter XXI Invasion 
Book VIII Plan of War
Chapter II Absolute and Real War 
Chapter III AInterdependence of the Parts in War 
Chapter IV Ends in War More Precisely Defined 
Chapter V Ends in War More Precisely DefinedContinued
Chapter VI A Influence of the Political Object on the Military Object
BWar is an Instrument of Policy 
Chapter VII Limited ObjectOffensive War 
Chapter VIII Limited ObjectDefence 
Chapter IX Plan of War when the Destruction of the Enemy is the Object
Principles of War
III STRATEGY 
1 General Principles 
2 Defensive 
3 Offensive 
IV APPLICATION OF THESE PRINCIPLES IN TIME OF WAR
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