How Germany Makes War by Friedrich Von Bernhard 1914 (w/Jacket!)

How Germany Makes War by Friedrich Von Bernhard 1914 (w/Jacket!)


HOW GERMANY MAKES WAR. By Friedrich von Bernhardi, Published by George H. Doran Co., New York, 1914.


Vintage from the 1910s

See Table of Contents.


First American edition, first printing. A condensed version of his treatise "On War Today" translated by Hugh Rees and published in the previous year. Published in England just before the outbreak of the First World War by Hodder & Stoughton.


Friedrich von Bernhardi, (1849-1930), German soldier and military writer. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War and became commander of the Seventh Army corps in 1909. In 1911 he published

Germany and the Next War, arguing that

Germany had a right and responsibility

to wage war to gain the power it deserved. The Allies later considered his book a contributing cause of World War I, in which Bernhardi served as a corps commander.


Hardcover. Black with bold gilt title. Nice condition with a solid binding and clean pages. Jacket has lightened sun at spine and mildly to edge with some surface and corner creases. About 7-3/4 x 5 with 263 pages. First edition. Scarce with jacket!


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