The marriage between Carl von Clausewitz and Countess Marie von Bruhl was a remarkable intellectual partnership. Many historians have ted the instrumental role Marie played in the creation, development, and particularly in the posthumous editing and publishing of Clausewitz's opus, On War, which remains the seminal text on military theory and strategic thinking. Highly intelligent and politically engaged, Marie was also deeply involved in her husband's military career and advancement, and in the nationalist politics of 19th-century Prussia. Yet apart from peripheral consideration of her obvious influence on Clausewitz and on the preservation of his legacy, very little has been written about Marie herself. In Marie von Clausewitz, Vanya Eftimova Bellinger proposes to address this oversight, capitalizing on the recent discovery of a vast archive of material-including hundreds of previously unkwn letters between Marie and Clausewitz-to produce the first complete biography of this
Vanya Eftimova Bellinger is an independent scholar and journalist.