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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Summary of the Art of War

As with Mahan’s “Influence of Sea Power,” I won’t try to review Jomini’s actual work nor am I really fit to do sobeyond noting that Jomini’s influence on the Xntoine way of war has been vastly underestimated. Encyclopaedia of Battles David Eggenberger. For some years thereafter, Jomini held both a French and a Russian commission, with the consent of both sovereigns.

Plus tard il devient aide de camp de l’Empereur. He gives careful conside Antline said that every aspiring general in the Civil War had a copy of Jomini in his backpack.

Baron de Jomini Antoine-Henri. Def-ly valuable information for war strategists but you will break your head because of poor writing.

Looking for beautiful books? War in its ensemble is NOT a science, but an art. He contributed to almost all of Napoleon’s majo The Art of War oof Baron De Jomini was considered by most military experts of the day, at the time of the American Civil War, to be the definitive work on strategy and warfare.


The author, a Swiss national, served in Napoleon’s Grande Armee.

It is one of many books I read during the time that I served as an officer in the U. If a smaller force, interior lines are critical; if a larger force, exterior lines may prove no impediment to success.

Inhe was with Tsar Alexander in Paris, and attempted in vain to save the life of his old commander Ney.

Antoine-Henri Jomini – Wikipedia

Logistics comprises the means and arrangements which work out the plans of strategy and tactics. His ideas, as taught by professor Dennis Qar Mahan permeated the Academy and shaped the basic military thinking of its graduates. At one point, he emphasizes the importance of “lines”–interior lines, where one side has a more artt line and can move troops from one point to another with greater facility than the enemy; exterior lines, which are longer. And, one might add, at minimizing Clausewitz’s, for he clearly perceived the Prussian writer as his chief competitor.

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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.

Most practical years ago, yet still relevant.

Not a good writer This makes it seem a little more dated than Clausewitz, but only if you believe the Clausewitzian theory, which is very much based on ‘war by the nation-state’. Illustrated Art of War Sun Tzu.


Quotes from The Art of War. He dealt at length with a number of practical subjects logistics, seapower that Clausewitz had largely ignored. Lists with This Book. Page 60 – Bliicher,6 aided by Gneisenau7 and Muffling,8 gained glory which probably he would not have been able to have earned himself.

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I read this as part of my War Studies course way back in Jul 30, Jeffry rated it liked it. Spends most of Chapter 3 talking about operational level strategy – lines of operation and strategic movement. He died at Passy only a year before the Franco-Prussian War of — User Review – Flag as inappropriate two thumbs down.

It is embraced in the following maxims: Jomini approaches warfare from several directions, including strategy, d, logistics, engineering, and diplomacy. Open Preview See a Problem? Apr 18, David rated it it was amazing.

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