Posts Tagged Burg bei Magdeburg

A New Drawing of Carl von Clausewitz Discovered

Among other things, writing a biography of Marie von Clausewitz has been a great exercise in networking and friendship-building. I have met some incredible personalities along the way and enjoyed endless discussions in person and via email. Some have shared their knowledge and tested my ideas. Others like Bernd Domsgen and Olaf Thiel from the […]

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Another book about Marie and Carl von Clausewitz

Welcome back! I am guilty of long absence and sincerely apologize for that. Sometimes life comes in between us and our best intentions. My husband came back from Afghanistan, I was busy with the government shutdown in Washington in the fall, and, yes, I have been working on Marie von Brühl’s biography. This post is […]

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The Clausewitz Museum in Burg

    It will cost you only one euro. This is the humble entrance fee for Burger Clausewitz Erinnerungsstätte, as the museum in Clausewitz parents house is called officially in German. I admit that when I left Berlin to visit Burg bei Magdeburg, a town approximately 2 hours west, I had very low expectations for the […]

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The Town Where Clausewitz Was Born

I went to Burg by Magdeburg to learn more about Carl von Clausewitz’s family and background. When Peter Paret wrote his biography Clausewitz and the State in the 1960s and 1970s, the German Democratic Republic and the Berlin Wall were still very real. So, as a source for his description, Paret mainly used Theodore Fontane’s witty but […]

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My Clausewitz Summer Tour

I do believe that seeing places firsthand gives a special vigor and sensibility to a story. So this summer, in order to understand and describe better Marie and Carl von Clausewitz’s story, I decided to travel through Germany. Some of the places I know very well, some are new to me. I lived in Berlin […]

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