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Moltke on the Art of War: Selected Writings

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Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Presidio Press (first published August 1993)
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Jaron Roux
Aug 25, 2012 Jaron Roux rated it it was amazing
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I enjoyed this book! I felt like this book was written from a senior general to mid-level field grade officers on how they should think about war... "Eternal peace is a dream, and not even a pleasant one. War is part of God's world order. War develops man's noblest virtues, which otherwise would slumber and die out: courage, self-denial, devotion to duty, and willingness to make sacrifices. A man never forgets his experiences in war. They increase his capability for all time to come." I believe ...more
Nate Huston
So, Moltke was the man when it came to interpreting Clausewitz, though he didn't always agree. Specifically, he (at least initially) viewed politics' place as confined to the beginning and end of war, but thought it had no place during. While he later came to amend his viewpoint, I think it's still worth consideration that direct political involvement in operational level planning can be challenging. Policy cannot be separated from war, but it can focus on a certain level, in my opinion.

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Feb 08, 2016 Scott rated it it was amazing
The best source on Motlke's reforms in the Prussian military. An excellent read.
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Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke was a German Field Marshal who acted as chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years. He is also referred to as Moltke the Elder.
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