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Frederick The Great On The Art Of War By Jay Luvaas

Frederick The Great On The Art Of War by Jay Luvaas

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"Frederick the Great (1712--1786), King of Prussia, initiated the Seven Years' War in 1756; outfought the formidable French, Russian, and Austrian armies aligned against him; and established Prussia as"

Frederick The Great On The Art Of War Summary

Frederick The Great On The Art Of War by Jay Luvaas

Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia, initiated the Seven Years' War in 1756 outfought the formidable French, Russian, and Austrian armies aligned against him and established Prussia as a major power, thereby decisively influencing the next two centuries of European history. He was also a brilliant military thinker whose observations arose from extensive battlefield experience.This volume presents a balanced selection from Frederick's writings on strategy, tactics, and mobility the problems of logistics and a two-front war the combined use of infantry, cavalry, and artillery the history of the Prussian army the critical battles of the Seven Years' War generalship as an art and much more. A majority of this material is translated here for the first time in English and available nowhere else. The result is an invaluable glimpse into the inner thoughts of a military genius.

About Jay Luvaas

Jay Luvaas, editor and translator for this volume, is professor of military history at the U.S. Army War College. He has edited The Civil War in the Writings of Col. G.F.R. Henderson (also available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Books Group) as well as Napoleon on the Art of War.

Table of Contents

* Frederick and the Art of War * The Sovereign and the Study of War * The Military Instrument * The Army on Campaign * The Anatomy of Battle * First Lessons in Tactics * From the Pages of History * The New War of Positions * Strategy * Generalship as an Art * Appendix I. Glossary of Some Eighteenth-Century Military Terms * Appendix II. Pertinent Dates in the Life of Frederick the Great

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GOR005728347
9780306809088
0306809087
Frederick The Great On The Art Of War by Jay Luvaas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
1999-04-16
416
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