Field Marshal von der Goltz was an officer in the Prussian and Ottoman armies. He was also a professor at the Prussian military college. The Conduct of War was an extremely influential work which was more widely read than the work of Clausewitz by English language readers at the turn of the century. This is an extremely important work which was of influential to a great number of military thinkers including T.E. Lawrence. The book is a complete study of offensive and defensive operations from the tactical to strategic level. This version has been carefully crafted for electronic book readers. It includes a linked table of contents and additional hyperlinks for ease of navigation.