“Most military historians and most students of war will say there’s never been a book as important as Clausewitz’s On War.”
The Best Military History Books
Hew Strachan, Military Historian and 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.”
Antulio Echevarria II, Military Historian and Veteran
“If you’re trying to understand any conflict you still have to start with the dead Prussian.”
Understanding the War in Afghanistan
Andrew Exum, Political Commentator
“Clausewitz’s definition of war applied to all the various changing natures of war.”
Michael Howard, Military Historian and Veteran
“This is the sort of Bible of military strategists.”
Mary Kaldor, Political Scientist
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