by Tzu, Sun (Author)
"Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril."
A classic of Chinese philosophy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is one of the most influential books of military strategy ever written and a perennial bestseller. More than 2,000 years old, it lays out a systematic approach to tactics that leaders have applied to a variety of disciplines. This elegant gift edition stands apart for its gorgeous design and period illustrations.
0.93" H x 9.37" L x 6.33" W (1.73 lbs) 272 pages
Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril." The Art of War, by the Chinese general and philosopher Sun Tzu, is one of the most influential books of military strategy ever written. More than 2,000 years old, this classic of Chinese philosophy lays out a systematic, rational approach to tactics and strategy that leaders worldwide have applied not only to the military, but also to business, law, martial arts, and sports. This elegant hardcover gift edition uses Lionel Giles's classic translation and stands apart for its gorgeous design, fine Chinese illustrations, and affordable price. Giles's extensive annotations and commentary on Sun Tzu's aphorisms and proverbs are also included. Introduction -- Editor's Note -- The Art of War -- Preface -- Introduction -- Laying Plans -- Waging War -- Attack by Stratagem -- Tactical Dispositions -- Energy -- Weak Points and Strong -- Maneuvering -- Variation in Tactics -- The Army on the March -- Terrain -- The Nine Situations -- The Attack by Fire -- The Use of Spies -- Appendices -- The Life and Times of Sun Tzu -- Examples of Modern Translations -- Based on the Book -- Further Reading.
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