The Art of War by Baron De Jomini was considered by most military experts at the time of the Civil War to be the most definitive work on strategy and warfare. Even today, it is highly regarded as a seminal work in the development of strategy.
Antoine Henri de Jomini was one of Napoleon’s most capable generals. He contributed to almost all of Napoleon’s major battles. Napoleon regarded him so highly he made him Baron De Jomini. At the close of the Napoleonic wars De Jomini became General and Aide de camp for the Tsar of Russia. His first-hand accounts and rigorous analysis of important battles is still a major resource on tactics, strategy and warfare.
Niccolò Machiavelli’s Art of War is one of the world’s great classics of military and political theory. Praised by the finest military minds in history and said to have influenced no lesser lights than Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the Art of War is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history and theory of war in the West.