The Art of War
Greenwood Press, 1977 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 410 pages
The greatest military textbook of the nineteenth century, this famous analysis of the art of Napoleonic warfare had a profound influence upon the military education of American officers in the decades prior to the Civil War.
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DEFINITIONS OF THE BRANCHES OF THE ART OF WAR
EPITOME OF STRATEGY
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