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The art of war

Author: Sunzi; Samuel B Griffith; Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Sir
Publisher: London : Oxford University Press, 1981, ©1971.
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The Art of War is the Swiss army knife of military theory--pop out a different tool for any situation. Folded into this small package are compact views on resourcefulness, momentum, cunning, the profit motive, flexibility, integrity, secrecy, speed, positioning, surprise, deception, manipulation, responsibility, and practicality. Thomas Cleary's translation keeps the package tight, with crisp language and short  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Samuel B Griffith; Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Sir
ISBN: 0195014766 9780195014761
OCLC Number: 457224381
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, [1] 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 --
Estimates --
Waging war --
Offensive strategy --
Disposition --
Energy --
Weaknesses and strengths --
Manæuvre --
The nine variables --
Marches --
Terrain --
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.
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The writings of the ancient warrior Sun Tzu have provided tremendous wisdom to generations through the ages. Now these philosophies are available with anecdotal extracts by the author of Shogun and  Read more...

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