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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Sep 12, Roger Burk rated it liked it. I read it because many say the strategies are applicable to business management.

That said, the definition of various terms such as lines of operation, strategic lines and the function and interplay of bases of operation are a key contribution. Jomini’s “Art of War” was taught to several generations of West Point cadets, including many of our Civil War leaders.

As chief of the staff of Ney’s group of corps, he rendered distinguished services before and dw the Battle of Bautzenand he was recommended for the rank of general of division.

Still, this was not a very engaging read considering its classic status. Introduction, Charles Messenger, The Art of War.

Summary of the Art of War

It was to the union of the civic virtues and military spirit fostered by their institutions that the Romans were indebted for their grandeur. He gives careful conside It’s said that every aspiring general in the Civil War had a copy of Jomini hehri his backpack. Refresh and try again. Few can match the breadth of advice offered jomihi the man who was critical to the success of both Napoleon and Czar Alexander I.


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A have to read for everyone. He does seem to write from a basis of good sense and much experience on the state of the operational and grand-tactical levels of war in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. When a war is decided upon, it becomes necessary to prepare not an entire plan of operations— which is always impossible— but a system herni operations in reference to a prescribed aim; to anoine a base, as well as all the material means necessary to guarantee the success of the enterprise.

Grand Tactics is the art df posting troops upon the battle-field according to the accidents of the ground, of bringing them into action, and the art of fighting upon the ground. Half poetry, half military tactical manual.

Jomini took the view that the amount of force deployed should be kept to the minimum in order to lower casualties and that war was not an exact science. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. 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.

Strategy decides where to act ; logistics brings the troops to this point ; grand tactics decides the manner of execution and the employment of the jomiini. A man who is gallant, just It’s said that every aspiring general in the Civil War had a copy of Jomini in his backpack. To so arrange that these masses shall not only be thrown upon the decisive wsr, but that they shall engage at the proper times and with energy.


The Art of War by Antoine-Henri de Jomini

As a result, Jomini entered a business school in Aarau at the age of Now have my own copy. Antoine Henri baron de Jomini. With a new Introduction b y Charles Messenger. Jomihi hundred and fifty vessels were employed, including men-of-war and transports. 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 Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

The art of war

Page 73 – The attacking party knows what he is doing and what he desires to do; he leads his masses to the point where he desires to strike. To ask other readers questions about The Art of Warplease sign up. A must read for anyone in business and management. In AprilJomini left school and went to work at the banking house of Monsieurs Preiswerk in Basel.