"Frederick the Great on the Art of War" Book Review by hicaliber

"Frederick the Great on the Art of War"
A review of "Frederick the Great on the Art of War" edited by Jay Luvaas.
# 95341 | 842 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 21, 2007 in History (European) , History (Leaders) , Literature (General)

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The paper discusses "Frederick the Great on the Art of War" and relates that Frederick is considered one of the greatest generals ever to have lived. The paper explains that "Frederick the Great on the Art of War" is a compilation of Frederick's musings about war and give insight as to how Frederick formulated his strategy over the course of his most famous and unexpected success, Prussia's triumph during The Seven Years War. The paper reveals that although Frederick was a king, the book gives most attention to his role as a general of war. The paper concludes that the book is an important snapshot of how warfare was viewed at a particular point in human history and portrays the nascent efficiency of the German approach to battle.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chickering, Roger. Imperial Germany and the Great War. London: CambridgeUniversity Press, 1998.
  • Craig, Gordon. The Politics of the Prussian Army. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.
  • Howard, Michael. The Franco-Prussian War. New York: Routledge, 2001.
  • Luvaas, Jay (Editor). Frederick the Great on the Art of War. New York; Da Capo Press:First Da Capo Press Edition, 1999.
  • Reiners, Ludwig. Frederick the Great: A Biography. Putnam. New York, 1960. Excerpted in part on <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_II_of_Prussia#Warfare>

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