Distinguished Swiss officer in French service and later in Russian Army.    Prolific writer on Napoleon's campaigns and the art of war.  Began the systematic study of war.  

September 2009

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S.  Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Antoine Henri Jomini.
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Several items available at AWC gateway to the internet.

Bassford, Christopher.  Jomini and Clausewitz:  Their Interaction.  February 26, 1993.
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Curtis, Vincent J.  Jomini on Battlefield Tactics.  Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin December 2002.
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Please note:  A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Addington, Larry H.  The Patterns of War since the Eighteenth Century.  Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1984.  318 p. 
Jomini, pp 40-41. 
Book call no.:  355.00903 A224p

Beringer, Richard E. and others.  Why the South Lost the Civil War.  Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1986.  582 p. 
See index under Jomini for appropriate page references. 
Book call no.:  973.713 W629

Elting, John R..  The Superstrategists:  Great Captains, Theorists and Fighting Men Who Have Shaped the History of Warfare.  New York, Scribner's Sons, 1985.  368 p.
See pages 148- 161.
Also see index under Jomini for additional page references. 
Book call no.:  355.02 E51s

Great Soviet Encyclopedia.  Volume 9.  3rd ed.  New York, Macmillan, 1975.  703 p. 
Jomini, p 296. 
Book call no.:  R 037 G786 v.9

Handel, Michael I.  Masters of War:  Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, and Jomini.  London, Frank Cass, 1992.  176 p. 
Book call no.:  355.02 H2362m

Hittle, J. D.  The Military Staff:  Its History and Development.  3rd ed.  Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole, 1961.  326 p. 
Jomini, pp 111-115; and 240-247. 
Book call no.:  355.33 H63m 1961

Howard, Michael.  Theory and Practice of War.  New York, Praeger, 1966.  376 p. 
Jomini and the Classical Tradition in Military Thought, pp 3-20.  
Book call no.:  355.04 H851t

Jomini, Henri.  The Art of War.  Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1992.  410 p. 
Translation of Precis de l'Art de la Guerre
Book call no.:  355 J68a 1992

Jomini and His Summary of the Art of War, edited by J. D. Hittle.  Harrisburg, PA, Military Service, 1952.  161 p. 
Book call no.:  355 J68j 1952

Makers of Modern Strategy:  Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler, edited by Edward M. Earle.  Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1944.  553 p.
Jomini, pp 77-92.
Book call no.:  355.09 Ea7m

Makers of Modern Strategy:  From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, edited by Peter Paret and others.  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1986.  941 p. 
Jomini, by John Shy, pp 143-185. 
Book call no.:  355.02 M235 1986

Montross, Lynn.  War Through the Ages.  3rd ed.  New York, Harper & Row, 1960.  1063 p. 
The Writings of Jomini and Clausewitz, pp 581-585. 
Book call no.:  355 M76w 1960

Preston, Richard A.  and Wise, Sydney F.  Men in Arms.  4th ed.  New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.  450 p. 
Jomini, pp 207-209; and 238-239. 
Book call no.:  355.09 P939n 1979

The Sword and the Pen:  Selections from the World's Greatest Military Writings, prepared by Sir Basil Liddell Hart.  New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976.  282 p. 
Antoine de Jomini, pp 143-147. 
Book call no.:  355 S9792

Vagts, Alfred.  A History of Militarism.  New York, Meridian Books, 1959.  542 p. 
Jomini, pp 180-185. 
Book call no.:  355.09 V17h 1959

Zook, David H., Jr. and Higham, Robin.  A Short History of Warfare.  New York, Twayne, 1966.  500 p. 
Jomini, pp 168-171.
Book call no.:  355.09 Z87s

Documents (Student Research)

Cumbie, Donovan R.  The Concept of Command Leadership in the Military Classics:  Antoine Henri Jomini.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, April 1986.  33 p. 
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 C969c

Eaton, George Benjamin.  Theory, Ideals, and Reality:  Military Thought and the Ideal and Real Roles of the Prussian Army, 1830-1871, or Who Influenced the Prussian Army and Made Them Do What They Did?  1990.  120 leaves.  (Thesis, M.A.-University of Minnesota). 
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43567-412

Ettrich, Brian B.  The Principles of War:  Are They Still Applicable?  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2005.  99 p. (Thesis, M.A.)
Part II - Background (Discusses Jomini's principles of war and current conventional warfare), pp 7-30.
Part III - Are Jomini's Principles of War Still Applicable?, pp 31-42.
Also available online at:
Doc. call no.:  M-U42525 E85p

Jones, Francis S.  Analysis and Comparison of the Ideas and Later Influences of Henri Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College.  April 1985.  51 p. 
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 J761a

Kalb, John F.  A Foundation for Operational Planning:  The Concepts of Center of Gravity, Decisive Point, and the Culminating Point.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College.  April 1987.  47 p.   
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 K14f

Mixon, Benjamin R.  Concentration of Military Force in Joint Operations:  Applying Theory to Reality.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College.  May 1988.  40 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 M685c

Odum, Wesley.  Conceptual Transformation for the Contemporary Operational Environment.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, May 2003.  74 p.
"The Fourth section describes the operational environment of Napoleonic warfare that served as the context for the theories of war developed by Clausewitz and Jomini.  While contemporary doctrine draws from many theorists, these two theorists’ writings continue to dominate the U.S. Army’s campaign planning methodology" -- Abstract.
Also available online at:
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 O27c

Power, Joseph W., III.  Jomini:  Is He Still Applicable?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College.  May 1983.  18 p.    
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-4 P887j

Rast, Stephanie A.  The Tenth Principle.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College.  March 1989.  36 p.    
Chapter 3:  Jomini on Sustainment, pp 15-19. 
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-83 R229t

Swan, Robin P.  The Pieces of a Military Chessboard:  What Is the Contemporary Significance of Jomini's Design of a Theater of Operations?  Fort  Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College.  April 1991.  60 p.    
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 S9721p


Aucoin, George C., Jr.  Clausewitz or Jomini?  Marine Corps Gazette 72:102-104 August 1988.

Bell, Raymond E.  The Validity of the Principles of WarArmy 57:20-22 February 2007.
Provides an examination of the continued validity of the principles of war (Jomini's)from the past into the future.
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Campbell, John W.  Evolution of a Doctrine:  The Principles of WarMarine Corps Gazette 54:39-42 December 1970. 
"Under Mahan's influence the 19th century American soldiers regarded Jomini as the foremost interpreter of war."

Darrieus, Gabriel.  War on the SeaU.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 34:95-234; 429-542; 821-888 1980. 
Jomini, pp 513-516.

Edmonds, J. E.  Jomini and Clausewitz.  Canadian Army Journal 5, no.2:64-69 May 1951.

Elting, John R.  Jomini: Disciple of Napoleon.  Military Affairs 28:17-26 Spring 1964.

Handel, Michael I.  Masters of War:  Sun Tzu, Clausewitz and Jomini U.S.  Naval Institute Proceedings 121:84-85 February 1995.

Harned, Glenn M.  Principles for Modern Doctrine from Two Venerated Theorists (Jomini and Clausewitz).  Army 36:10-11+ April 1986.

Harsh, Joseph L.  Battlesword and Rapier:  Clausewitz, Jomini, and the American Civil WarMilitarv Affairs 38:133-138 December 1974.

Irvine, Dallas D.  The French Discovery of Clausewitz and NapoleonAmerican Military Institute Journal 4:143-161 Fall 1940. 
Jomini, pp 145-147.

Lippman, Gordon J.  Jomini and the Principles of War Military Review 38:45-51 February 1959.

Nitz, Theodore A.  Clausewitz and Jomini:  A Conceptual Framework for the Study of StrategyEducation Journal 20:40-43 Spring 1978.

Roper, Daniel S.  Napoleonic Artillery:  The Paradigm of Jominian MassField Artillery, pp 44-45, July-August 1996.

Swain, Richard M.  "The Hedgehog and the Fox":  Jomini, Clausewitz, and HistoryNaval War College Review 43:98-109 Autumn 1990.

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