Sun Tzu's THE ART OF WAR [NOOK Book]

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Translated from the Chinese with Introduction and Critical Notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. back in 1910. The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sunzi" and "Sun Wu"), a military strategist of the State of Wu who was active in the late-sixth century BC, during the late Spring and Autumn period. (Some scholars believe that the Art of War was not completed until the subsequent Warring States period.) Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect...
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Sun Tzu's THE ART OF WAR

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Overview

Translated from the Chinese with Introduction and Critical Notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. back in 1910. The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sunzi" and "Sun Wu"), a military strategist of the State of Wu who was active in the late-sixth century BC, during the late Spring and Autumn period. (Some scholars believe that the Art of War was not completed until the subsequent Warring States period.) Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and is still read for its military insights.
The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics: "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name.” It has had an influence on Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and beyond.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012217080
  • Publisher: Ryetown Classics
  • Publication date: 3/14/2011
  • Series: The Art of War by sun tzu, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 837,009
  • File size: 196 KB

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<P>Sun Tzu has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as an author of The Art of War and through legend. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Sun Tzu's The Art of War grew in popularity and saw practical use in Western society, and his work has continued to influence both Asian and Western culture and politics.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Nope

    Does not read like a conventional book, rather is written as if from the perspective of the translator giving commentary on the text. Very annoying and difficult to really read as I am accustomed to.
    In contrast, my hard copy of this book is written in a flowing, organized line-of-thought format that shames the boringly pragmatic and academic translation found in this copy.
    Waste of my money.

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    Posted February 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Very enlightening read.

    I found it to be a timeless writing. The perspectives shared in the pages open the mind in many ways.

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