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The Art of War

Author: Sunzi; John Minford
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's "The Art of War" has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; John Minford
ISBN: 9780143105756 0143105752
OCLC Number: 276819952
Description: lvi, 325 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
A note on the text --
Suggestions for further reading --
A list of Chinese commentators --
Chronologies --
Dynasties --
Historical events --
The Art of war --
Making of plans --
Waging of war --
Strategic offensive --
Forms and dispositions --
Potential energy --
Empty and full --
The Fray --
The Nine charges --
On the march --
Forms of terrain --
The Nine kinds of ground --
Attack by fire --
Espionage --
The Art of war with commentary.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Sunzi bing fa.
Responsibility: Sun-tzu (Sunzi) ; edited, translated and with an introduction by John Minford.

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Capturing the literary quality of "The Art of War", this book presents the core text in two different formats. It allows readers to form their own first impressions of the ancient words of wisdom  Read more...

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"The strategic advice that [<i>The Art of War</i>] offers concerns much more than the conduct of war. It is an ancient book of proverbial wisdom, a book of life." Read more...

 
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