Napoleon's Art of War

Napoleon has been called a giant for the ages, and his influence resonates to this day not only in the field of military endeavor but also in law and governance His military maxims, captured here in Napoleon s Art of War, are timeless principles applicable to many aspects of life To contextualize each of the seventy eight pithy maxims, General Burnod provides brief explaNapoleon has been called a giant for the ages, and his influence resonates to this day not only in the field of military endeavor but also in law and governance His military maxims, captured here in Napoleon s Art of War, are timeless principles applicable to many aspects of life To contextualize each of the seventy eight pithy maxims, General Burnod provides brief explanatory expositions.
Napoleon s Art of War Napoleon has been called a giant for the ages and his influence resonates to this day not only in the field of military endeavor but also in law and governance His military maxims captured here in N

  • Title: Napoleon's Art of War
  • Author: Napoléon Bonaparte Brian M. De Toy George C. D'Aguilar
  • ISBN: 9780760773567
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Napoleon's Art of War”

    1. Per la prima volta alcune massime sulla guerra e sulla politica di Napoleone sono state raccolte in un’unica opera. Da questi aforismi, scritti in tempi diversi e perciò spesso contraddittori, emerge la figura di Napoleone: militare, ma soprattutto uomo politico e sovrano. Alcune massime sembrano difendere la Costituzione, la democrazia e la Rivoluzione Francese, altre manifestano il pieno disprezzo per il popolo ignorante e rozzo e l’incapacità dei cittadini di governarsi da sé. Insomma, [...]

    2. Napoleon wasn't just a military genius he was also a brilliant mathematian and great writer.And this book gives analysys on his Italian and Egyptian campaign with shrewdness. And if you are interested in history, read it immediately.

    3. "Morrer não é nada,mas viver derrotado e sem glória é morrer cada dia".(Napoleão Bonaparte,1769/1823)

    4. Not actually by Napoleon. Selected from his writings. I didn't know that and was somewhat disappointed. Still a good read.

    5. While I love reading source material so that I can make my own interpretations, I found the amount of actual source to be very light. There are 78 Maxims which cover 27 pages of this book, the other 225 are introductions, interpretations, and bibliographies. I realize that a text which is older needs some context (i.e. Sun Tzu's Art of War) but 200 pages worth of context? I believe if you picked up the book and know who Napoleon was, then you may already have context.Maxims were interesting, but [...]

    6. I haven't read Sun Tzu's Art of War yet, but I wonder how many of these maxims are similar to or are also in the most well-known Art of WarAnyway, there were some interesting tips on trench warfare. It was also surprising to realize that trench warfare has been going on before and during Napoleon's time (pre-American Revolutionary War) to World War I. It's fascinating that Napoleon thought that trench warfare was outdated in his time.

    7. A collection of short maxims, complemented by historical examples courtesy of General Burnod.I read this alongside a biography of Napoleon (The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte) and found it fascinating. On its own it may be a bit less enthralling.

    8. Read it carefully, and you’ll understand how the guy managed to grab most of Europe – and how he lost it.

    9. Very good overview of his art of war, without giving you too much of a headache. Where i would start if I was a beginner.

    10. Very good most of his maxims have stood the test of time the few which havent have technical reasons he could not have forseen.

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