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Among the enormous oeuvre of Clausewitz the best-known work, by far, is the unfinished magnum opus On War. His works include many excellent writings on military history, of which The Campaign of 1812 in Russia is, assuredly, the masterpiece. This book is a superb first-hand account and analysis of the military disaster of 1812 and the characters who played a significant ro ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published November 15th 2006 by Routledge (first published 1843)
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Jan-Maat
The Prussian career soldier abandoned Prussian service and went to Russia in disgust at the Pruusian Monarchy's unwillingness to embrace reform and its lack of commitment to fighting against Napoleon. In this book Clausewitz analyses the campaign of 1812 in which he participated in Russian service. It is carefully and precisely written. The personal reflections when the author was involved in troop movements and discussions are the most interesting parts of the book, so for example the famous re ...more
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Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it
-Fuente para generaciones posteriores.-

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Mezcla de detallado relato de los acontecimientos y breve valoración de los mismos relativa a la invasión de Rusia por parte de Napoleón y su Grande Armée, con especial hincapié en el bando ruso en el que militaba el autor en ese momento.

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Highly recommended to readers familiar w 1812 French invasion

An Elegant work penned by the Author himself shortly after his immersion in the Russian response to French expansion.
Prior acquaintance w the Napoleonic era is suggested
Christopher
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're not a Clausewitz scholar, this one isn't going to blow your hair back. The first third of the book is stultifyingly dull, just a catalog of troop movements through a verbal map of anachronistic spellings. The middle portion is more interesting, as Clausewitz gives commentary on strategic thinking and tactical actions of the opposing forces and reveals the outlines of what would later appear in "On War." The final bit of the book is especially interesting as an autobiographical account ...more
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Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz was a Prussian soldier, military historian and military theorist. He is most famous for his military treatise Vom Kriege, translated into English as On War.

Clausewitz has served in the Rhine campaign (1793–1794), when the Prussian army invaded France during the French revolution and in the Napoleonic Wars from 1806 to 1815.

Clausewitz helped negotiate the Conven
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