The Art of War

The Art of War

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The Art of War is an ancient book, which presents a complete philosophy for managing conflict, and winning victory. It is widely accepted as a masterpiece on strategy, and has been refered to by generals throughout history, including warriors as varied as the classical Samurai, Napoleon, Mao Zedong, and even General Norman Schwarzkopf during the Gulf War. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but also among political and business leaders. Despite the title, the book outlines the topics of strategy and tactics in a broad fashion, and the text advocates diplomacy, and cultivating relationships with others as essential.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 3.56mm | 122.47g
  • North Charleston SC, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1438246455
  • 9781438246451

About Sun Tzu

Historians debate whether Sun Tzu was a real historical person, but according to the biography written in the 2nd Century BC, by historian Sima Qian, Sun Tzu was born in the state of Ch'i, during the historical Spring and Autumn Period (722-481 BC) in Chinese history. He becomes a heroic general for the King of Wu, and his victories inspire him to write the Art of War. Other historians place the writing of the Art of War to the Age of Warring States (403-221 BC) based on its description of warfare.
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