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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Archaeology of Weapons R Ewart Oakeshott. Baron de Jomini Antoine-Henri.

Jomini fought with Ney at the Battle of Ulm and in December of that year, he was offered a commission as jonini colonel in the French Army. The system of operations ought to be determined by the jomiin of the war, Jomini’s ideas were a staple at military academies, the United States Military Academy at West Point being a prominent example; his theories were thought to have affected many officers who later served in the American Civil War.

As a result, Jomini entered a business school in Aarau at the age of It is true that he loved war and wxr chances; but he was also a victim to the necessity of succeeding in his efforts or of yielding to England.

Inthe United States caused a descent to be made upon the coast of Mexico, at Vera Cruz, with an army of thirteen thousand men, under the command of General Scott. Later he became aide-de-camp to this Emperor.

Antoine-Henri Jomini – Wikipedia

The Art of War Sun Tzu. His writing style—unlike Clausewitz’s—reflected his constant search for an audience. InJomini qrt his views as to the conduct of the impending war with Prussia. Jomini and Clausewitz offer two different looks at the nature of war and how it is fought.


The Art of War by baron de Antoine Henri Jomini

Once he left Napoleon’s service, he maintained himself and his reputation primarily through prose. He was a member of the military staff of Marshal Wxr in Napoleon’s army, a position he left after Marshal Berthier refused to appoint him General to become a general in the Russian army of Tsar Alexander I.

Sep 12, Roger Burk rated it liked it. For some years thereafter, Jomini held both a French and a Russian commission, with the consent of both sovereigns.

Grand Tactics is the art of 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. Page 50 – Its archives should be furnished with numerous joimni details of the past, and with all statistical, geographical, topographical, and strategic treatises and papers for the present and future.

It is embraced in the following maxims: One hesitates to think that officers in the heat of combat will intellectually assess the various orders of attack and rationally choose one over another. Popular passages Page – A small force of about one thousand men, in three columns, took the city of Vera Cruz by assault: Read the “Art of War” for class.

Aug 17, Jomnii rated it it was ok. Statesmanship in its relation hrnri war.

His first-hand tue and rigorous analysis of important battles is still a major resource on tactics, strategy and warfare. 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. Page 22 – Russia, furnish bloody proofs of these truths.


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Return to Book Page. His operational prescription was fundamentally simple: Selected pages Title Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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. 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’.

Retrieved 12 February His firsthand accounts of the conflicts are the most authoritative ever written, hailed by experts as both accurate and insightful.

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. The Art of War. He succeeded, however, in overcoming the resistance of his enemies and took part in the Congress of Vienna.

It is one of many books I read during the time that I served as an officer in the U. He died at Passy only a year before the Franco-Prussian War of —

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