The Art of War by. Antoine Henri de Jomini. (Baron de Jomini). General & Aide-de -Camp of the Emperor of Russia. Originally Published in French in Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Art of War by Baron de Jomini Antoine-Henri, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Valuable, but in the general sense. His first-hand accounts and rigorous analysis of important battles is still a major resource on tactics, strategy and warfare. This makes it seem a little more dated than Clausewitz, but only if you believe the Clausewitzian theory, which is very much based on ‘war by the nation-state’.

The system of operations ought to be determined by the object of the war, Later he became aide-de-camp to this Emperor. Popular passages Page – A small natoine of about one thousand men, in three columns, took the city of Vera Cruz by assault: After several years jo,ini retirement and literary work, Jomini resumed his post in the Russian army, and in abouthe was made a full general.

Lippincott- Military art and science – pages. On the battle-field, to throw the mass of the forces upon the decisive pointor upon that portion of the hostile line which it is of the first importance to overthrow. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Art of War Sun Tzu. Antoine-Henri, Baron Jomini French: The Art of War. Or the student of Napoleonic military strategy and tactics.

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Elements of his discussion his remarks on Great Britain and seapower, for instance, and his sycophantic treatment of Austria’s Archduke Charles are clearly aimed at protecting his political position or expanding his readership. The Art of War Niccolo Machiavelli. Sep 12, Roger Burk rated it liked it. Griffith text with “voluminous notes along with numerous footnotes. Baron de Jomini Antoine-Henri. I have to re-read this book as it is one of the harder reads.


Antoine Henri de Jomini was one of Napoleon’s most capable generals.

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The book itself contain much of historical and philosophical interest. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will agt order arrive? His book tends to have an abstract, scholarly air to it that suggests that he was more of an “arm chair” theorist than a man whom he learned much from–Napoleon Bonaparte.

Jun 03, Att Anders rated it really liked it. A curious mixture of dated material and what are likely timeless truths much like Mahan. Strategy decides where to act ; logistics brings the troops to this point ; grand tactics decides the manner of execution and the employment of the troops.

Might be a great read prior to reading any civil war or napoleonic war story. AirPush ads This book installs ads that appear in your notification bar which then install bookmarks to your home screen Until his retirement in he was principally employed in the military education of the Tsarevich Nicholas afterwards Emperor and in the organization of the Russian staff collegewhich was established in and bore its original name of the Nicholas Academy up to the October Revolution of The author, a Swiss national, served in Napoleon’s Grande Armee.

Then again, the text is translated, so editing it too much would not be true to the original. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. However, it will help you reading this book if you are intimately familiar will all European campaigns and battles in the periodfor that is where Jomini gets all the examples he mentions.

Jomini served in the campaign, serving on Ney’s staff. Jomini approaches warfare from several directions, including strategy, tactics, logistics, engineering, and diplomacy. Napoleon regarded him so highly he made him Baron De Jomini. Specifically, Jomini stated in his book:. Strategy is the art of making war upon the map, and comprehends the whole theater of operations.

Even today, it is highly regarded as a seminal work in the development of strategy. However, when war between France and Russia broke out, he was in a difficult position, which he dealt with by taking a noncombat command on the line of communication.


As one writer rather partial to Carl von ClausewitzJomini’s great competitor in the field of military theory, put it:. Page 69 – Strategy is the art of making war upon the map, and comprehends the whole theater of operations. Later, he settled at Passy near Paris. For some years thereafter, Jomini held both a French and a Russian commission, with the consent of both sovereigns. Red Tails John B.

To so arrange that these masses shall not only be thrown upon the decisive point, but that they shall engage at the proper times and with energy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. User Review – Flag as inappropriate AirPush ads This book installs ads that appear in your notification bar which then install bookmarks to your home screen Refresh and try again.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The passions which agitate the masses that are brought into collision, the warlike qualities of these masses, the energy and talent of their commanders, the spirit, more or less martial, of nations and epochs,[51]—in a word, every thing that can be called the poetry and metaphysics of war,—will have a permanent influence on its results.

Yet, there are a few things in which the swissman shines, mainly for what concerns the tactical and operational level of war. Grant and William T. Revolutionary France became a “nation in arms” to defend their Revolution against the kings of Europe. I read this as part of my War Studies course way back in