The Art of War

The Art of War

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The definitive edition of the most famous work of strategy ever written. "This edition is intended for the general reader, but carries the weight of solid scholarship, and it has an allure that no management book can match: with a copy of Sun Tzu and a little imagination, the reader becomes a corporate warrior in pinstripe armor, his cellular phone his sword."-- "Far Eastern Economic Review"show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 35.56mm | 430.91g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Westview Press Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • maps, diagrams
  • 081331951X
  • 9780813319513
  • 77,967

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Robert L. O'Connell, author of Arms and Men: A History of Warm Weapons, and Aggression "A tour de force. Sawyer puts this most famous of the classic Chinese military writings into context and shows that Sun-tzu was not just a solitary genius, but the product of a remarkably rich martial culture." Robin D.S. Yates, Burlington Northern Professor of Asian Studies, Dartmouth College "I am convinced that this translation...will prove to be the definitive edition for many years to come." Arther Ferrill, author of The Origins of War: From the Stone Age to Alexander the Great "Fills a serious gap for anyone interested in the history of ancient warfare...a fascinating book."show more

About Sun Tzu

Ralph D. Sawyer, one of America's leading scholars in Chinese warfare, has worked extensively with major intelligence and defense agencies. After studying at MIT and Harvard and a brief stint of university teaching, Sawyer has spent the past thirty years lecturing and doing international consulting work focused on more
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