The Conduct of War, 1789-1961
A Study of the Impact of the French, Industrial, and Russian Revolutions on War and its Conduct
By (author) J. F. C. Fuller
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Conduct of War, 1789-1961 by J. F. C. Fuller
Book DescriptionThe Conduct of War is the study of the way in which political and economical changes since the French Revolution have altered both the techniques and the aims of war, and its theme is that war which is not fought in pursuance of a clear feasible policy will always end in disaster. Fuller begins by examining the limited wars that were possible in the age of absolute rulers, and the destructive impact of revolutionary and democratic government on this state of affairs. Not only did the new armies of the Napoleonic age grow immensely in size and military power; the aims for which war was fought began to change. It was no longer a question of forcing the enemy government to alter its policy in specific ways; the purpose of war became the destruction of that government and the absolute surrender of its people. Such a concept of war, Fuller contends, is a disastrous return to barbarism. Each war leads inevitably to a state of instability which will persist and worsen until a new conflict breaks out. Fuller was an ardent admirer of Clausewitz's On War, and in his book, he develops Clausewitz's theories of limited war to show their applicability to the history of modern warfare. Although some of Fuller's more extreme political views are now discredited, The Conduct of War remains one of the seminal works of 20th-century military theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306804670
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. F. C. Fuller
Conduct of War 1789-1961, Hardback (September 2015)
Originally published: London: Methuen, 1972.
Generalship of Alexander the Great, Paperback (January 2004)
"Of all General Fuller's brilliant books, this is his masterpiece." --B. H. Liddell Hart
Armament and History, Paperback (August 1998)
Divided into armament epochs, this study looks at the influence of weaponry on history. Examining influential innovations in armament, and the leaders who employed them, the author attempts to show how advances in warfare have the potential to destroy civilization.
Second World War, 1939-45, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by J. F. C. Fuller
"Fuller's biographer, Bryan Holden Reid, has described The Second World War as "an analysis of the breakdown, as Fuller saw it, of the vital relationship between grand strategy and grand tactics--the e"
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Author Biography - J. F. C. Fuller
Major General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of this century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes), The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great, all of which are available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group.
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