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Cover of: Vom Kriege by Carl von Clausewitz
About the Book

Vom Kriege is the basic work on the Western way of war. For Clauswitz, war is "politics by other means". It concentrates on defeating the enemy by massing overwhelming force at the enemy's weak point. In his rationalistic model, the prince (or other governing elite) begins with a set of objectives and chooses the most cost-effective way of accomplishing them. If force is seen as that way, then the prince chooses war. When the objectives have been achieved, then the war has been won regardless of conditions and dispositions on the field.

Clausewitz is read by every officer cadet in every decent military academy in the world.

66 editions First published in 1873

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Publisher unknown
On war
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Publish date unknown, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co, Ltd
On war.
in English
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1873, N. Trübner & Co.
On war
in English
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1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru bner
On war
in English
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1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru bner
On war
in English
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1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Tri bner
On war
in English
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1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
On war
- New and rev. ed. ; with introduction and notes by Colonel F.N. Maude.
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1915, Koehler & Amelang
Vom Kriege
- 7. Auflage.
Cover of: War according to Clausewitz
1918, Cassell and Company, Ltd
War according to Clausewitz
in English
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1935, Insel-Verlag
Vom Kriege.
in German - Gekürzte Ausg.
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1937, Vier falken verlag
... Vom kriege
in German
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1937, Vier Falken
Vom Kriege.
in German
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1940, Insel-verlag
Vom kriege.
in German - Um veraltetes gekürzte ausgabe, herausgegeben von Friedrich von Cochenhausen.
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1943, The Modern library
On war
in English
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1950, Infantry Journal Press
On war.
in English
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1950, Infantry Journal Press
On war
in English
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1952, F. Dummler
Vom Kriege
in German - 16 Aufl. Vollstandige Ausg. im Urtext mit historisch-kritischer Wurdigung von Werner Hahlweg.
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1956, Barnes & Noble
On war.
in English - New and rev. ed. with introd. and notes by F.N. Maude. 6th impression.
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1956, Routledge and K. Paul
On war
in English - New and rev. ed.
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1957, Verlag des Ministeriums für Nationale Verteidigung
Vom Kriege
in German
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1962, Routledge & K. Paul
On war
in English - New and rev. ed., 7th impression / with introd. and notes by F. N. Maude
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January 1, 1963, Rowohlt Tb.
Vom Kriege
Paperback in German
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1966, F. Dümmler
Vom Kriege
in German - 17. Aufl.
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1966, Routledge and K. Paul
On war
in English - New and rev. ed.
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1966, Routledge
On war.
in English - New and rev. ed.
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1967, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
A short guide to Clausewitz on war
in English
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1967, Putnam
A short guide to Clausewitz on war.
in English - [1st American ed.]
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1967, Weidenfeld Nicolson
A short guide to Clausewitz on war
in English
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1968, Barnes & Noble
On war
in English - New and rev. ed. [Edited by] F.N. Maude
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1968, Penguin
On war
in English - [New & revised ed., edited by F. N. Maude, abridged]; edited with an introduction by Anatol Rapoport.
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1968, Routledge and K. Paul
On war.
in English - New and rev. ed. with an introd. and notes by F. N. Maude.
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1968, Penguin Books
On war.
in English
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September 1968, Penguin Books Ltd
On War
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1968, Penguin
On war, by Carl von Clausewitz
in English - New and revised ed / edited by F.N. Maude, abridged edited with an introduction by Anatol Rapoport.
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1973, Dümmler
Vom Kriege.
in German
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1976, Princeton University Press
On war
in English
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1976, Princeton University Press
On war
in English
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1980, Ullstein Materialien
Vom Kriege.
in German
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1980, Dümmlers Verlag
Vom Kriege
in German - 19. Aufl., Jubiläumsausg. / mit erneut erweiterter historisch-kritischer Würdigung von Werner Hahlweg.
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November 18, 1982, Penguin Classics
On War (Penguin Classics)
in English
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1984, Princeton University Press
On war
in English
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1984, Princeton University Press
On war
in English
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June 1, 1989, Princeton University Press
On War
Paperback in English - Reprint edition
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1992, Princeton U.P.
On war
in English
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1993, Alfred A. Knopf
On war
in English
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May 20, 1993, Everyman's Library
On War (Everyman's Library Classics)
Hardcover - New Ed edition
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May 25, 1993, Everyman's Library
On War
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Kriegstheorie und Kriegsgeschichte
1993, Verlag Deutscher KLassiker
Kriegstheorie und Kriegsgeschichte
in German
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1995, BiT
Pensieri sulla guerra
Paperback in Italian
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January 1, 1997, Diane Pub Co
On War
Paperback in English - Revised and Abridged edition
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December 1997, Collectors Reprints
On War
Hardcover in English
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August 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
On War
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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August 1, 2000, CORMORAN IM SUEDWEST VLG
Vom Kriege.
Hardcover in German
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2001, Wiley
Clausewitz on strategy
in English
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September 2002, IndyPublish.com
On War
Hardcover in English
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September 2002, IndyPublish.com
On War
Paperback in English
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January 1, 2003, Ullstein Tb
Vom Kriege.
Paperback in German
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June 17, 2004, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
On War
Paperback in English
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2004, NuVision Publications
On War
E-book in English
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October 12, 2005, bnpublishing.com
On War
Mass Market Paperback in English
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2006, Oxford University Press
On war
in English
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March 30, 2006, Dodo Press
On War
Paperback in English
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2006, Oxford University Press
On war
in English
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February 26, 2007, Oxford University Press, USA
On War (Oxford World's Classics)
in English
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July 1, 2007, Echo Library
On War
Paperback in English
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October 18, 2007, bnpublishing.com
On War
Hardcover in English

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