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    DescriptionWith well over a million copies sold, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a true masterpiece, a series of brilliant aphorisms that illuminate the planning and conduct of war. Now this classic work is available in an elegant illustrated edition, featuring seventy-five color and black-and-white images. From perceptive descriptions of the nine varieties of terrain, to advice on how to gage an enemy's weaknesses and strengths, to suggestions on the employment of secret agents, here is timeless advice on combat and military strategy. Sun Tzu's writings are unsurpassed in depth of understanding, shedding light not only on battlefield maneuvers, but also on the relevant economic, political, and psychological factors that can shape the outcome of warfare. Equally important, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu over two thousand years ago can be applied with great success outside the theater of war. Indeed, it is read avidly by corporate executives worldwide and has been touted in the movie Wall Street and the television series The Sopranos as the ultimate guide to strategy. Finally, this edition offers the definitive translation of Sun Tzu's text, by former U.S. Marine Brigadier General Samuel Griffith, who was also an authority of Mao Tse-Tung. 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. It is an essential book for military history buffs, and an ideal gift for anyone who is interested in tactics and strategy, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom.


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    Title
    The Illustrated Art of War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sun Tzu, Translated by Samuel B Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    Chinese
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195189995
    ISBN 10: 019518999X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: TTM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, HPDF, JWK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    DC22: 355.02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    DC21: 355.02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, PHI003000, HIS002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16890
    BISAC V2.8: BUS041000, HIS027060
    LC classification: U101 .S9513 2005
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Publication date
    15 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    The late Samuel B. Griffith was a Brigadier General and served during World War II with the United States Marines. He is the author of The Battle for Guadalcanal and the editor and translator of Mao Tse-Tung: "On Guerilla War."