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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To so arrange that these masses shall not only be thrown upon the decisive point, but that they shall engage at the proper times and with energy. Eavesdropping on Hell Robert J. 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.

That was tantamount to deserting to the enemy and so jominj was regarded by many in the French army, and by not a few of his new comrades. With von Clausewitz, he was one of the more widely read scholars on the subject in the 19th century. Page – If a few prejudiced military men, after reading this book and carefully studying the detailed and correct history of the campaigns of the great masters of the art of war, still contend that it has neither principles nor rules, I can only pity them and reply, wrt the famous words of Frederick, that “a mule which had made twenty campaigns under Prince Eugene would not be a better tactician than at the beginning.

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The Art of War

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 Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, the pretext for censure was, in Jomini’s own view, trivial and baseless, and during the armistice Jomini did as he had intended to do in — and went into the Russian service.

Antoine-Henri, Baron Jomini French: It is embraced in the following maxims: However, when war between France and Russia broke out, he was in a difficult position, which he dealt with by taking a noncombat command on the line of communication. Jun 03, David Doyle rated it it was amazing. I have to re-read this book as it is one of the harder reads. Aug 17, Dina rated it it was ok.


Tim rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Few can match the breadth of advice offered by the man who was critical to the success of both Napoleon and Czar Alexander I.

Logistics comprises the means and arrangements which work out the plans of strategy and tactics. Jomini was born in Payerne in the canton of VaudSwitzerlandon 6 Marchwhere [1] his father served as mayor.

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. His intelligence, facile pen, and actual experience of war made his writings a great deal more credible and useful than so brief a description can imply. That was his last active service. 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.

The Art of War by 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.

He notes in his conclusion that: Inafter trying without success to bring about a political understanding between France and Russia, Jomini was called to St Petersburg to act as a military adviser to the Tsar during the Crimean War. However, it will help you reading this book if you are intimately familiar will all European campaigns and battles in the periodfor that is where Jomini gets all the examples he mentions.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. With a new Introduction b y Charles Messenger. I hope that I got a bad copy, 35 pages seems short. Lines of operation and the movement of large armies will most likely never be my forte. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Antoine-Henri Jomini was a military theorist and an historian of military strategy. Berthier, however, not only erased Jomini’s name from the list but also put him under arrest and censured him in army orders for failing to supply certain staff reports that had been called for.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. But some general points are in order. If a smaller force, interior lines are critical; if a larger force, exterior lines may prove no impediment to success. Want to Read saving…. And, one might add, at minimizing Clausewitz’s, for he clearly perceived the Prussian writer as his chief competitor. InJomini published his views as to the conduct of the impending war with Prussia.

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This tends, waf noted earlier, to be pretty abstract. Then again, the text is translated, so editing it too much would not be true to the original.

Logistics, or the art of moving armies. It’s said that every aspiring general in the Civil War had a copy of Jomini in his backpack.

The Art of War by baron de Antoine Henri Jomini

This particular translation, in fact, was made at West Point inas America was in the second year of the Civil War, and other renditions of Jomini had been studied by West Pointers before that time. Being an translation, the language is perhaps a little more florid than a modern translator would make it; but this is very much the kind of translation that had a direct effect on American military thought.

A man who is gallant, just The book is quite short and straightforward, but some parts can definitely be condensed. Griffith text with “voluminous notes along with numerous footnotes. It is one of many books I read during the time that Xntoine served as an officer in the U.

I’m still technically reading this I read this as part of my War Studies course way back in In the Spanish campaign of his advice was often of the highest value to the marshal, but Jomini quarrelled with his chief, and he was left almost at the mercy of his numerous enemies, especially Louis Alexandre Berthierthe emperor’s chief of staff.

Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Read the “Art of War” for class. While in Russian service, Jomini tried hard to promote a more scientific approach at the general staff academy he helped to found.