The Art of War by Baron de Jomini: the beautifully reproduced fully illustrated 1910 edition, with bonus material and introduction by Andy McNab
- Introduction by SAS and Gulf War hero Andy McNab DCM MM
- The 1862 version of The Art of War
- Translated from French by Capt GH Mendell and Lieut WP Craighill
- Contains all of Jomini’s original maps and diagrams
- Beautifully formatted in this Apostrophe Books edition
Known as “the founder of modern strategy,” Swiss military tactician Jomini put his considerable powers into a system to destroy the enemy in the most efficient manner. The result, The Art of War, quickly became a military sensation, with both sides in the US Civil War famously pitting his theories against one another.
Jomini promoted the theory of going to war on the map, studying the entire theatre of conflict and concentrating your greatest firepower where it is needed most.
“Military science rests upon principles which can never be safely violated in the presence of an active and skilful enemy,” he wrote.
Read Jomini’s renowned work in this beautifully-produced Apostrophe Books edition with an introduction by Gulf War legend and bestselling author Andy McNab – the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS.
McNAB WAR CLASSICS FEATURED IN THE METRO:
“Jomini is rightfully entitled to a place on the level with the foremost makers of modern military thought. No man in the history of war has exerted a greater influence on the development of modern warfare than Napoleon Bonaparte. No man has been more responsible for Napoleon’s influence than Antoine Henri Jomini.”
General James Hittle, US Marine Corps.
“Jomini was a great military tactician from Switzerland, not a country known for its warriors. He wrote extensively on the system of war, but did not attempt to define it as Clausewitz had. His theories were more about the nuts and bolts of warfare, and he had many years of experience to draw on – fighting for both the French in the Napoleonic campaigns and then with the Russians.”
ANDY McNAB READS AN EXTRACT FROM A McNAB WAR CLASSIC: