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“Most military historians and most students of war will say there’s never been a book as important as Clausewitz’s On War.” Read more...
The Best Military History Books
Hew Strachan, Military Historians & Veteran
“The key message is that strategic principles that we, as practitioners, might use in war depend on what the nature of war is. Which is where we get to a shifty terrain because there are any number of ideas about what the nature of war is.” Read more...
The best books on Military Strategy
Antulio Echevarria II, Military Historians & Veteran
“If you’re trying to understand any conflict you still have to start with the dead Prussian…There’s still no other book that’s as significant in terms of understanding war as On War.” Read more...
Andrew Exum recommends the best books for Understanding the War in Afghanistan
Andrew Exum, Political Commentator
“Clausewitz’s definition of war applied to all the various changing natures of war.” Read more...
Michael Howard, Military Historians & Veteran
“This is the sort of Bible of military strategists.” Read more...
Mary Kaldor, Political Scientist
Our most recommended books
Life and Fate
by Vasily Grossman and translated by Robert Chandler
by Augustine (translated by Maria Boulding)
by Carl von Clausewitz
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
by Christopher Browning
The Interesting Narrative
by Olaudah Equiano