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On War — Volume 1 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 311 pages of information about On War Volume 1.
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION1
NOTICE4
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE AUTHOR7
BRIEF MEMOIR OF GENERAL CLAUSEWITZ8
BOOK I. ON THE NATURE OF WAR11
CHAPTER I. WHAT IS WAR?11
CHAPTER II.  END AND MEANS IN WAR27
CHAPTER III.  THE GENIUS FOR WAR39
CHAPTER IV.  OF DANGER IN WAR55
CHAPTER V. OF BODILY EXERTION IN WAR56
CHAPTER VI.  INFORMATION IN WAR57
CHAPTER VII.  FRICTION IN WAR59
CHAPTER VIII.  CONCLUDING REMARKS, BOOK I61
BOOK II.  ON THE THEORY OF WAR62
CHAPTER I. BRANCHES OF THE ART OF WAR62
CHAPTER II.  ON THE THEORY OF WAR69
CHAPTER III.  ART OR SCIENCE OF WAR83
CHAPTER IV.  METHODICISM86
CHAPTER V. CRITICISM90
CHAPTER VI.  ON EXAMPLES106
BOOK III.  OF STRATEGY IN GENERAL112
CHAPTER I. STRATEGY112
OBSERVATION.116
CHAPTER II.  ELEMENTS OF STRATEGY118
CHAPTER III.  MORAL FORCES119
CHAPTER IV.  THE CHIEF MORAL POWERS121
CHAPTER V. MILITARY VIRTUE OF AN ARMY121
CHAPTER VI.  BOLDNESS125
CHAPTER VII.  PERSEVERANCE128
CHAPTER VIII.  SUPERIORITY OF NUMBERS129
CHAPTER IX.  THE SURPRISE132
CHAPTER X. STRATAGEM136
CHAPTER XI.  ASSEMBLY OF FORCES IN SPACE138
CHAPTER XII.  ASSEMBLY OF FORCES IN TIME139
CHAPTER XIII.  STRATEGIC RESERVE144
CHAPTER XIV.  ECONOMY OF FORCES146
CHAPTER XV.  GEOMETRICAL ELEMENT147
CHAPTER XVI.  ON THE SUSPENSION OF THE ACT IN WARFARE148
CHAPTER XVII.  ON THE CHARACTER OF MODERN WAR152
CHAPTER XVIII.  TENSION AND REST153
BOOK IV THE COMBAT154
CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY154
CHAPTER II.  CHARACTER OF THE MODERN BATTLE155
CHAPTER III.  THE COMBAT IN GENERAL156
CHAPTER IV.  THE COMBAT IN GENERAL (CONTINUATION)159
CHAPTER V. ON THE SIGNIFICATION OF THE COMBAT165
CHAPTER VI.  DURATION OF THE COMBAT167
CHAPTER VII.  DECISION OF THE COMBAT168
CHAPTER VIII.  MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AS TO A BATTLE174
CHAPTER IX.  THE BATTLE(*)176
CHAPTER X. EFFECTS OF VICTORY (continuation)181
CHAPTER XI.  THE USE OF THE BATTLE (continued)185
CHAPTER XII.  STRATEGIC MEANS OF UTILISING VICTORY190
CHAPTER XIII.  RETREAT AFTER A LOST BATTLE199
CHAPTER XIV.  NIGHT FIGHTING201
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