The art of war

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For more than two thousand years, The Art of Warhas stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture-a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words. In his crisp, accessible new translation, scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for modern readers. Minford opens with a lively, learned introduction in which he explores the life and times of Sun-tzu, looks at The Art of Warin the context of the turbulent Warring States period, and discusses how best to read and understand the work today. There follows Minford's translation of the core text itself in two different formats-first, the unadorned thirteen chapters of the original work and then the same text reprinted with extensive running commentary by classical Chinese scholars as well as Minford himself. The result is an opportunity for Western readers to experience Sun-tzu's work in all its intensity as it applies to many aspects of our lives.
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auth_author2 Adams, Alexander., Ames, Roger T., 1947-, Clavell, James., Cleary, Thomas F., 1949-, Foster, Mel,, Foster, Mel., Giles, Lionel, 1875-1958,, Giles, Lionel, 1875-1958., Griffith, Samuel B., Guidall, George,, Harris, Peter, 1947-, Lin, Wu Sun., Mantegna, Joe,, Minford, John., Perkins, Kelly, 1961-, Perkins, Shelby,, Petraeus, David Howell,, Sawyer, Ralph D., Warrilow, David.
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author2-role Adams, Alexander., Ames, Roger T.,1947-, Clavell, James., Cleary, Thomas F.,1949-, Folio Society (London, England), Foster, Mel,narrator., Foster, Mel.|Narrator, Giles, Lionel,1875-1958,trl., Giles, Lionel,1875-1958., Griffith, Samuel B., Guardian Martial Arts and Fitness., Guidall, George,narrator., Harris, Peter,1947-translator,editor., Lin, Wu Sun., Mantegna, Joe,narrator., Minford, John., Perkins, Kelly,1961-editor., Perkins, Shelby,editor., Petraeus, David Howell,writer of foreword., Sawyer, Ralph D., Warrilow, David., hoopla digital.
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display_description Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and in fact was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible.In addition to an excellent translation of Sun Tzu's text, Samuel Griffith also provides commentaries written by Chinese strategists, plus several thought-provoking essays on topics such as the influence of Sun Tzu on Mao Tse-tung and on Japanese military thought, the nature of warfare in Sun Tzu's time, and the life of Sun Tzu and other important commentators. Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat.
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