and relating to the assembled heroes — Alexander, Casser, Frederick, and the lesser lights,--the story of his wonderful career.
It is said that Jomini originally intended to make it a more complete history of the wars of the Empire as a continuation of the history of the revolution.
General Halleck tells a curious story, which shows Jomini's remarkable knowledge of military strategy, or what the French call strategic intuition.
Having been summoned to the Imperial headquarters at Mayence, at the beginning of the campaign of Jens, Napoleon said to him, "I am delighted that the first book which demonstrates the true principles of war has appeared in my reign.--No work like years is taught in our military schools.
We are going to fight Prussians.
I have called you near me because you have written on the campaigns of Frederick the Great because he knew his army, and have studied the theatre of the war. "A Journal asked for four days to get his horses and equipage from the hea