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The Art of War

The Art of War

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By (author) Sun Tzu, Translated by Thomas Cleary

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  • Publisher: Shambhala Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 146mm x 12mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 20 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 1590305477
  • ISBN 13: 9781590305478
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 149,800

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Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, "The Art of War" is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, "The Art of War "applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict. This translation features Sun Tzu's original text in its entirety along with commentary from classical Chinese military thinkers. 1 CD, 1 hour. Abridged (Contains the full text of "The Art of War," and an abridged commentary)

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The warrior-philosopher and master strategist Sun Tzu, about whom little is known, compiled "The Art of War " more than two thousand years ago. Legend has it that he was known for the brilliant campaigns he led around the time of Confucius. His work was memorized and passed down orally, before eventually being copied onto bamboo strips and passed around.

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"Thomas Cleary's translation of Sun Tzu's two-thousand-year-old "Art of War" makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical texts. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about management leadership."--"Newsweek"