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Clausewitz: A Biography
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The Prussian general and military theoretician Carl Phillip Gottleib von Clausewitz spent much of his life combatting Napoleon's army, recording his martial insights in the demanding book On War. Parkinson details the events of Clausewitz's life, and aids readers in understanding Clausewitz's writings.
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Roger Parkinson, author of The Peninsular War and Tormented Warrior, lives in England.

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Mr. Parkinson has recounted in extraordinary, lucid detail the politics, the battles, the spectacles, the historical roots of Clausewitz' theories, and the theories themselves. -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt The New York Times An excellent and much needed biography of the man whose oft-quoted and frequently misunderstood masterpiece, On War, has long been considered the outstanding military text of modern times. Publishers Weekly A searching critical rendering of Clausewitz' ideas... and a vivid and detailed evocation of the period. Los Angeles Times Military intellectuals and professionals will be delighted. Military Review Scrutinizing Clausewitz's life and ideas in the keenest detail, Clausewitz: A Biography is a classic and highly scholarly study of military theory, as well as a straightforward and very strongly recommended presentation of a great leader's life. Midwest Book Review

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