The Art of War

The Art of War

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by Tzu Sun
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081331951X

ISBN-13: 9780813319513

Pub. Date: 02/11/1994

Publisher: Basic Books

Complexities of meaning and historical interpretations illustrate the timelessness of Sun Tzu's treatise on war.

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Complexities of meaning and historical interpretations illustrate the timelessness of Sun Tzu's treatise on war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813319513
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/11/1994
Series:
History and Warfare Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
33,486
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Sun Tzu and the Concubines
List of Abbreviationsxvii
Introduction
I.The Author1
II.The Text13
III.The Warring States20
IV.War in Sun Tzu's Age30
V.Sun Tzu on War39
VI.Sun Tzu and Mao Tse-tung45
Translation
Biography of Sun Tzu57
I.Estimates63
II.Waging War72
III.Offensive Strategy77
IV.Dispositions85
V.Energy90
VI.Weaknesses and Strengths96
VII.Manoeuvre102
VIII.The Nine Variables111
IX.Marches116
X.Terrain124
XI.The Nine Varieties of Ground130
XII.Attack by Fire141
XIII.Employment of Secret Agents144
Appendix
I.A Note on Wu Ch'i150
II.Sun Tzu's Influence on Japanese Military Thought169
III.Sun Tzu in Western Languages179
IV.Brief Biographies of the Commentators184
Bibliography187
Index193
Maps
Ch'un-Ch'iu Period32
The Contending States--boundaries of 350 B.C.33

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The Art of War 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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The Art of War by Sun Tzu is one of the most important book written on military strategy. It has been the guideline for leaders throughout the centuries. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK...THEN.....YOU HAVE MADE ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF YOUR LIFE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ralph H. Sawyer's translation of sun tzu's 'Art of War' provides the reader with a vast amount of valuable information pertaining to ancient Chinese military and political history and tactics. The book also contains a useful foot note and bibliography section.
Tim44 More than 1 year ago
A fluid translation with a lot of historical background information.