How to Make War
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How to Make War

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Literary Nonfiction. NAPOLEON: HOW TO MAKE WAR lists the general's 111 maxims for combat, divided into the categories General Principles, Offensive and Defensive. Translated by Keith Sanborn from the 1973 French collection "Comment faire la guerre" by Yann Cloarec. Also contains an essay by Sanborn on the intersection of Napoleon, DeBord and Paul Virillo entitled "Postcard...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Ediciones La Calavera (first published April 1st 1993)
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Craig Tyler
While I love reading source material so that I can make my own interpretations, I found the amount of actual source to be very light. There are 78 Maxims which cover 27 pages of this book, the other 225 are introductions, interpretations, and bibliographies. I realize that a text which is older needs some context (i.e. Sun Tzu's Art of War) but 200 pages worth of context? I believe if you picked up the book and know who Napoleon was, then you may already have context.

Maxims were interesting, but...more
Conchita Almora
It is indeed essential reading to understand the mind of a master strategist and politician, who through a series of military victories and carefully orchestrated coups became the master of Europe, for a brief time, anyway. One also can see how Napoleon justified his action based upon his belief in the Enlightenment principles of the French Revolution.
Dmitriy
Napoleon wasn't just a military genius he was also a brilliant mathematian and great writer.
And this book gives analysys on his Italian and Egyptian campaign with shrewdness. And if you are interested in history, read it immediately.
Windsor
Very good overview of his art of war, without giving you too much of a headache. Where i would start if I was a beginner.
Zechy
Not actually by Napoleon. Selected from his writings. I didn't know that and was somewhat disappointed. Still a good read.
Dave/Maggie Bean
Read it carefully, and you’ll understand how the guy managed to grab most of Europe – and how he lost it.
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Napoleon I (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, later Napoléon Bonaparte)was a French military and political leader who had significant impact on modern European history. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as Premier Consul of the French Republic, Empereur des Français, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.

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