A Strategic Analysis of the Hohenlinden and Marengo Campaigns
By Heinrich von Bulow
Translated & annotated by G.F.Nafziger
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 79 pages
$25 soft cover
Freiherr Heinrich Dietrich von Bulow was a minor noble with a bit of first-hand military experience. His first military treatise was published in 1799 and it received great favor. It was seen as a step in the development of geopolitical theory. This is his second work, which today is seen as the first step in developing a coherent theory of strategy. This work was originally published privately in 1806 and went through several printings in many languages. The copy used for this work had belonged to an English officer stationed at St. Helena, and was loaned to Napoleon to scribbled his thoughts on von Bulow’s theories in the margins. As such, this edition provides an interesting discussion of the 1800 campaigns in Germany and Italy that is juxtaposed with the author’s theories of Napoleon’s and Moreau’s strategic thought with Napoleon’s observations on those thoughts.