Archive for November, 2015

A Portrait of Clausewitz As a Young Officer

This is another article I wrote for WarOnTheRocks’ (W)Archives column. It discusses, again, the newly found drawing of Carl von Clausewitz. You can read my initial post on the subject here. The new article explores the sketch’s possible dating. Dr. Gerhard Bauer, the expert historian of uniform and battlefield insignia at the Bundeswehr’s Museum of Military History in Dresden, was so […]

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Carl von Clausewitz’s Letter to August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Recently I wrote an article for WarOnTheRocks.com about a letter Carl von Clausewitz wrote to the poet August Wilhelm von Schlegel in 1808. It has been rediscovered in the vaults of the Saxon State Archives. The letter points to a problem with Clausewitz’s biography: despite his eminent place in Western military thought, no comprehensive collected edition […]

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Jerry Lenaburg for New York Journal of Books

Here is another review of my book by Jerry Lenaburg in New York Journal of Books   I have to admit, I am very pleased…   Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War Reviewed by: Jerry Lenaburg “read this book to truly understand how this dynamic duo formed a loving and unprecedented marriage […]

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Library Journal’s Review of My Book

Library Journal published the very first review of my book in mid October. Unfortunately they don’t post all their reviews online. You can read the full text here or in the attached PDF file 110530434 Bellinger, Vanya Eftimova. Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War. Oxford Univ. Nov. 2015. 304p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780190225438. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780190225452. BIOG Carl von Clausewitz’s On War is considered […]

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My Book Is Out!

  Lately I haven’t posted much on my blog but I have a very good reason for that. I submitted my book’s first draft on February 1st, 2015 and since then, it’s been one hell of a ride. New writers tend to think that the writing process, when putting all these ideas in your head […]

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