5 Secrets of Carl von Clausewitz

January 26, 2016 Topic: Military History Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: Carl Von ClausewitzMilitary HistoryPrussaOn War

5 Secrets of Carl von Clausewitz

For generations of readers of On War, Clausewitz, the private man, has been of a bit of mystery.

The above little-known aspects of Carl von Clausewitz are just a few that show the man behind the work. . . and the characteristics that affected his writing.

Vanya Eftimova Bellinger is an independent scholar and journalist. Her biography, Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making Of On War, just released by Oxford University Press-USA, is based on the newly discovered complete correspondence between Marie and Carl von Clausewitz. Follow her on Twitter at @VanyaEF. The views expressed in this article do not reflect the policy or position of any official organization. This article first appeared in the Bridge.

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