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Art of the Warrior: Leadership and Strategy from the Chinese Military Classics (Shambhala Dragon Editions) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1570621635
ISBN-10: 1570621632
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In the enormous sweep of Chinese history, war and the wisdom of war have figured prominently in the development of Chinese philosophy. The redaction of military strategic secrets from their oral tradition into written form repeatedly provoked considerable repression of these texts and on occasion brought death to those who owned such volumes. The small portion of this military lore that has survived has been tremendously influential in Asia throughout the centuries and has become increasingly influential in contemporary Western culture. Sawyer's compendium brings together wisdom in chapters titled, "The Seven Military Classics," "Military Methods" and "Six Secret Teachings." In addition, his introduction contains an important discussion that places these texts in their appropriate cultural and historical context. This important book is an introduction to some of the most profound insights into the human condition and into the nature of power.

Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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"In the enormous sweep of Chinese history, war and the wisdom of war have figured prominently in the development of Chinese philosophy. The redaction of military strategic secrets from their oral tradition into written form repeatedly provoked considerable repression of these texts and on occasion brought death to those who owned such volumes. The small portion of this military lore that has survived has been tremendously influential in Asia throughout the centuries and has become increasingly influential in contemporary Western culture. Sawyer's compendium brings together wisdom in chapters titled, "The Seven Military Classics," "Military Methods," and "Six Secret Teachings." In addition, his introduction contains an important discussion that places these texts in their appropriate cultural and historical context. This important book is an introduction to some of the most profound insights into the human condition and into the nature of power."— Publishers Weekly .

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Product Details

  • Series: Shambhala Dragon Editions
  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1 edition (September 17, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570621632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570621635
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,178,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Homer on May 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
I thought this book was quite entertaining and that it contains a good deal of knowledge in tactical and leadership techniques
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