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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sunzi; Samuel B Griffith; Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Sir
|Notes:||This paperback translation originally published 1971.
' ... study of the ... indicates a date of composition during the fourth century B.C. ... In the last quarter of the 18th century, [the 11th century 'official' edition] was revised and annotated by Sun Hsing-yen. His edition has since been considered standard in China and my translation is based on it'--Preface.
|Description:||xvii, 197 pages,  leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||The author --
The text --
The warring states --
War in Sun Tzu's age --
Sun Tzu on war --
Sun Tzu and Mao Tse-tung --
Biography of Sun Tzu --
Waging war --
Offensive strategy --
Weaknesses and strengths --
The nine variables --
The nine varieties of ground --
Attack by fire --
Employment of secret agents --
Appendix I: A note on Wu Ch'i --
Appendix II: Sun Tzu's influence on Japanese military thought --
Appendix III: Sun Tzu in Western languages --
Appendix IV: Brief biographies of the commentators.
|Other Titles:||Sunzi bing fa.|
|Responsibility:||Sun Tzu ; translated [from the Chinese] and with an introduction by Samuel B. Griffith ; with a foreword by B.H. Liddell Hart.|
"<em>The Art of War</em> is among the greatest classics of military literature ever written. Sun Tzu warfare is as applicable today as when the book was written some 2,500 years ago....Pick up