Napoleon's Military Maxims (Hardback)
This classic work is a distillation of the knowledge, intuition and wisdom of one of history’s greatest military commanders.
Napoleon’s success was built upon practical experience combined with his own study of classical warfare and his natural grasp of the key principles of war. His thoughts and theories on the art of waging war are presented here in the form of accessible and readable maxims.
This edition also features additional contextual commentary by historians David Chandler and Beatrice Heuser, which allows modern readers to compare Napoleon’s principles with the experience of war today.
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