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SIR MICHAEL HOWARD was most recently the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. He distinguished himself by service in the Coldstream Guards in Italy during the Second World War, and was twice wounded. Sir Michael earned his B.A., M.A. and Litt.D. degrees at Oxford, where he has also been the Regius Professor of Modern History. He is the author of numerous books and articles, among the most notable being The Franco-Prussian War and The Continental Commitment.
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Authored by Dr. John F. Guilmartin, Jr., Sir Michael Howard.
Their personal experience with warfare is expressed eloquently in the following pages as they make the point that war is, as Carl von Clausewitz defined it nearly 200 years ago, a distinctly human endeavor.