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The art of war.

Author: Sunzi; Samuel B Griffith
Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1963.
Series: UNESCO collection of representative works., Chinese series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Samuel B Griffith
OCLC Number: 1250782
Notes: Revision of S.B. Griffith's thesis--Oxford University.
Description: xvi, 197 pages frontispiece, maps 23 cm.
Series Title: UNESCO collection of representative works., Chinese series.
Responsibility: Translated and with an introd. by Samuel B. Griffith. With a foreword by B.H. Liddell Hart.

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Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and in fact was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible. In addition to an excellent translation of Sun Tzu's text, Samuel Griffith also provides commentaries written by Chinese strategists, plus several thought-provoking essays on topics such as the influence of Sun Tzu on Mao Tse-tung and on Japanese military thought, the nature of warfare in Sun Tzu's time, and the life of Sun Tzu and other important commentators. Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat.

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