The Art of War - an Andy McNab War Classic: The beautifully reproduced 1910 edition, with introduction by Andy McNab, Critical Notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. and illustrations

The Art of War - an Andy McNab War Classic: The beautifully reproduced 1910 edition, with introduction by Andy McNab, Critical Notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. and illustrations

by Sun Tzu, Andy McNab

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Overview

- Introduction by SAS and Gulf War hero Andy McNab DCM MM

- The 1910 edition of The Art of War

- Includes a series of illustrations and photographs

- Translated from Chinese by scholar Lionel Giles

- Bonus material: introduction and notes by Lionel Giles

- Beautifully formatted in this Apostrophe Books edition

From the battlefield to the boardroom, The Art of War has been the definitive book on strategy for more than 2,000 years.

General Sun Tzu’s work, still required reading for CIA officers today, has decided battles in conflicts throughout the world, and has been used in warfare by the likes of US generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, Chairman Mao, and the fearsome armies of the Vietcong.

Its focus on outsmarting your opponent without resorting to warfare has also seen it put to use in both the workplace and the sports field, and is famously studied by sports coaches such as Luiz Felipe ‘Big Phil’ Scolari, whose World Cup-winning Brazil side of 2002 read it cover to cover.

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,” wrote Sun Tzu, “while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”

Now read the masterpiece in this beautifully-produced Apostrophe Books edition with an introduction by Gulf War legend and bestselling author Andy McNab – the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908556844
Publisher: Apostrophe Books Ltd
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 183
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Andy McNab joined the infantry at the age of sixteen and was a British soldier for eighteen years. ‘Badged’ as a member of 22 Special Air Service Regiment in 1984, he was involved for the next ten years in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, ‘will remain in regimental history for ever’. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the phenomenal bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Immediate Action and Seven Troop. He is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK and is on the board of a private security company operating in hazardous environments. Now Andy McNab has joined forces with ApostropheBooks.com to bring you some of the world’s greatest military classics.

Read an Excerpt

Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.

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