Kings Books in downtown Tacoma, quite extensive war section for a largely liberal store.
Clausewitz's Principles of War
Gatzke's translation 7th Printing 1955. Just another REMF pontificating on war.
Just what it says, with Change 18 from 1917, offering this sage advice:
Ordinarily there will be no time to change or set sights. Fire at will at battle sight should be used, whatever the range may be. It will usually be unwise to open fire at long ranges.
An attack is bound to succeed if fire superiority is gained and properly used. To gain this superiority generally requires that the attack employ more rifles than the defense; this in turn means a longer line, as both sides will probably hold a strong firing line.
2nd Edition, 1955. Chapter One is Doctor Coult's Laughing Gas
. Seems Samuel was a traveling showman before he got into firearms. Some things never change.