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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1987. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm. 305,  pages. Glossary Tom Carhart, Ph.D., graduated from West Point in 1966 and subsequently served as an infantry platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and as an Advisor to the South Vietnamese forces. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in combat. After teaching French at West Point, he left the Army and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently served as editor of “European Taxation,” a journal published by The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Upon returning to the United States, Tom studied economics at the Rand Graduate School while working for the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. He then returned to Europe as an international corporate lawyer at the Archibald law firm in Brussels representing multinational corporations before the European Economic Community. In later years, Tom again worked for the Army as a civilian policy analyst and historian.
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1990. 6th Printing, stated. Trade paperback. 604,  pages. Highlighting and ink notations to several pages Includes illustrations of the Battle of Marathon; the Battle of Issus; The Battle of Zama-Naraggara; the Battle between Caesar and Ariovistus; Siege of Alesia; and Siege of IIerda. Translator's Foreword. Prefaces to the First, Second and Third Editions. Book I: The Persian Wars, Book II The Greeks at Their Height, Book III: The Madedonians; Book IV: Ancient Rome; Book V: The Second Punic War; Book VI: The Romans as World Conquerors; and Book VII: Caesar. Hans Delbruck's four-volume History of the Art of War is recognized throughout the world as the definitive work on the subject. Appearing in an English-language paperback edition for the first time, volume 1 analyzes in vivid detail the military tactics and strategies used by the great warriors of antiquity. Delbruck disputes some points in classical history, and separated fact from legend in his objective reconstruction of celebrated battles stretching from the Persian Wars to the Peloponnesian War, Alexander's campaign to conquests in Asia, the Second Punic War and Hannibal's crossing of the Alps, and the triumph of the Roman legions and Julius Caesar. Walter J. Renfroe, Jr. based his much-praised English translation on the third (1920) edition of volume 1.
New York: Berkley Books, 1978. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 240 pages. Glossary. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Slightly cocked. The author entered the army in 1966. After graduating from Officers Candidate School, he was assigned to the upcountry jungle of Vietnam, where he had the experiences he writes of in this book. He displayed bravery and leadershp and was awared four Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Valor, and the Silver Star. After leaving the military he joined the Veterans Admiistration. The loss of his arm has not proven to be a significant impediment in his civilian pursuits.
Harrisburg, PA: The Military Service Publishing Company, 1947. Reprint Edition [Copyright date is 1946.]. Hardcover. xxi, , 273, pages. Frontis illustration. Facsimile. Footnotes. Appendices. Preface by Frank H. Simonds. Introduction by Ernest Judet. Some wear to top and bottom edges of spine and boards. This is part of the publisher's Military Classics series. Previous owner's decorative bookplate on fep. This translation is based on the Eighth French edition. This book was originally published in English in 1920. This classic work explains the disasters of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, and helps to predict the successes of World War I. Ardant du Picq was a colonel in the French Army who was killed in 1870 in the Franco-Prussian War. The work was not completed by him, but Du Picq had written many chapters completely and left sufficient notes behind to complete the book. The theme of the book, according to Marshal Foch, is that "moral force" is the most powerful element in the strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles. Du Picq's work attempts to deal with the principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles. Battle Studies became a key textbook in the French Army's École de Guerre in the years leading to World War I.