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The Art of War Paperback – May 5, 2014
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"The Art of War is among the greatest classics of military literature ever written. Sun Tzu warfare is as applicable today as when the book was written some 2,500 years ago....Pick up The Art of War and read it."--General A.M. Gray, Marine Corps Gazette
"As a reflection of the Chinese mind, this little work is as relevant as any Confucian classic."--The Times (London)
"Westerners have dozens of books to choose from if they want to learn about Japanese philosophy and military tactics....But when the Japanese, especially those in business, want information on the subject, many turn to an ancient Chinese, not Japanese, military manual, The Art of War....Shows managers how to be fearless in resolving conflicts."--Boardroom Reports
"Shows managers how to be fearless in resolving conflicts."--Boardroom Reports
"A brief tract on strategy that has been admired in China for centuries. Some of Mao Tse Tung's most eloquent thoughts are merely rehashes of Sun Tzu and his interpreters."--The Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"Samuel Griffith's original and scholarly translation of The Art of War shows how good scholarship can make an easily readable translation that is much more useful to modern readers." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
About the Author
The late Samuel B. Griffith is the author of The Battle for Guadalcanal and the editor and translator of Mao Tse-tung: "On Guerilla War".
Top Customer Reviews
Sun Tzu is about LIFE. Because like it or not, life isn't fair, it isn't always fun, and some times--you need to be able to be assertive without being aggressive, and you have to be willing to be adversarial to get what you need. This is a worthwhile read for ANYONE--both from an advice and tactics point of view, AND for the clarity of style, turn of phrase, and excellent use of metaphor. I have yet to run into a BAD translation of Tzu, and this one was no exception.
The book is incredibly smaller than I would have ever predicted, but this is not to say it is void of content. It seems to me to have been written in such a way as to avoid any irrelevant information. Without quoting or divulging its 'secrets,' The Art of War is a unique tool for looking into the strategic mind of the past, and for improving/refining/solidifying your own theory.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not what i had expected at all. I had ordered it thinking that this was translated by Samuel B. Griffith and it is not. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Monica Carr
The principles in this book can be applied to many areas of life. Solid book, quick read. Would recommend to anyone.Published 8 days ago by Kindle Customer
The art of war, is in my opinion the fundamental must read, for life, and for business. I'm glad to have a digital copy, after all these years.Published 29 days ago by G.T.U.
Seriously? They list this for sale!? Shameful. Accidentally clicked on it. Accidental purchase. Awaiting refund. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Illustrated Home Librarian
With this guide, I was able to defeat all of my enemies except one, otherwise 5 stars.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A must read. For everyone. There are principles that everyone can use.Published 2 months ago by RyanPainter9