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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Strategy is the art of making war upon the map, and comprehends the whole theater of operations. Sep 05, Francesco rated it really liked it. This tends, as noted earlier, to be pretty abstract. Selected pages Title Page.

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 defense of Ney almost cost Jomini his position in the Russian service.

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Among these are straight linear orders where the two forces jomii one another in straight lines to “en echelon” attacks, where the lines are arrayed in depth. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? He succeeded, however, in overcoming the resistance of his enemies and og part in the Congress of Vienna.

The Art of War Sun Tzu. A must read for anyone in business and management. Strategy, or the art of properly directing masses upon the theater of war, either for defense or for invasion. As a Swiss patriot and as a French officer, he declined to take part in the passage of the Rhine at Basel and the subsequent invasion of France.

Engineering–the attack and defense of fortifications. He contributed to almost all nenri Napoleon’s major battles. Popular passages Page – A small force of about one thousand men, in three columns, took the city of Vera Cruz by assault: Dec 26, Daniel Salvador Noguera rated it it was amazing.


It was to the union of the civic virtues and military spirit fostered by their institutions that the Romans were indebted for their grandeur. Page 50 – Its archives should be furnished with numerous historical details of the past, and with all statistical, geographical, topographical, and strategic treatises and papers for the present and future.

Jomini was no jomin, however. His firsthand accounts of the conflicts are the most authoritative ever written, hailed by experts as both accurate and insightful. While in Russian service, Jomini tried hard to promote a more scientific approach at the general staff academy he helped to found.

Looking for beautiful books? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Other books in this series. AirPush ads This book installs ads that appear in your notification bar which then install bookmarks to your home screen He does antoune to write from a basis of good sense and much experience on the state of the anhoine and grand-tactical levels of war in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. I have to re-read this book as it is one of the harder reads.

There’s a reason this book has been re-imagined for business, love, life, pet-ownership, etc. He was a member of the military staff of Marshal Ney in Napoleon’s army, a position he left after Marshal Berthier refused to appoint him General to become a general in the Russian army of Tsar Alexander I.

A curious mixture of dated material and what are likely timeless truths much like Mahan.

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He examines each in turn, and he offers an analysis of strategic problems posed by a variety of theaters and terrains, the tactics of attack and defense, surprise maneuvers, special operations, the importance of reconnaissance, and the deployment of forces. Page 55 – It is not necessary that he should be a man of vast erudition. Next in importance come the qualities of his personal character. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


However, the pretext for censure was, in Jomini’s own view, trivial and baseless, and during the armistice Jomini did as he had intended to do in — and went into the Russian service.

The Author was a staff officer under Napoleon, and on Regimental service throughout the period as well. The Best Books of At one point, he emphasizes the importance of “lines”–interior lines, where one side has a more compact line and can move troops from one point to another with greater facility dee the enemy; exterior lines, which are longer. Jomini approaches warfare from several directions, including strategy, tactics, logistics, engineering, and diplomacy.

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 tje he mentions. It’s a bit more practical than Clausewitz, in other words it deals more with the conduct of war than the theory. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

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Baron de Jomini Antoine-Henri. Apr 18, David rated it it was amazing. Jomini is the book for the Napoleonic wargamer!