The Art Of War

Author: Sun Tzu

Price: Hardcover $7.99

Hardcover: 96 pages

Publisher: Chartwell Books; Bilingual edition (April 5, 2012)

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 1 x 8 x 10.5 inches

1. Introduction

Featuring the Chinese text on the left and the English translation on the right, this is a beautifully bound book that would make a unique gift or collector's item.

Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is still used as a book of military strategy today. Napoleon, Mae Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap and General Douglas MacArthur all claimed to have drawn inspiration from it. And beyond the world of war, business and management gurus have also applied Sun Tzu's ideas to office politics and corporate strategy. Using a new translation by James Trapp and including editorial notes, this edition of The Art of War is printed on high quality paper and bound by traditional Chinese book-making techniques, and has been nominated for two prizes in the British Book Design & Production Awards 2011. It contains the full 13 chapters on such topics as laying plans, attacking by stratagem, weaponry, terrain and the use of spies. Sun Tzu addresses different campaign situations, marching, energy and how to exploit your enemy's weaknesses.

2. Comment

2.1 By Amazon Customeron January 11, 2016

Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

Very inspiring. Would really recommend if you ever were to pick a fight, be a politician, or any hobby that requires you to have an enemy.

2.2 By Lazaro Perazaon January 11, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

Basically, when in competition and or war, you want to be very attentive and analytical. You want to be 10 steps ahead of your enemy while making your enemy think you are 10 steps behind. Treat prisoners with respect. Know your surroundings. Be aware.

These are just some of the lessons in this book that I found valuable. I would recommend it to anyone who has a spare hour or two and is looking for a quick peek at what goes on in the minds of history's greatest military minds.

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