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The 33 Strategies of War (Joost Elffers Books) Paperback – December 14, 2007
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About the Author
Robert Greene has a degree in classical studies and is the author of several bestselling books, including The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery. He lives in Los Angeles.
Joost Elffers is the packaging genius behind Viking Studio's Secret Language series, Play with Your Food, and How Are You Peeling?. He lives in New York City.
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is an in depth exploration of strategy, applicable to military, political, relational, business, and other wars. Each topic includes at least two stories from history or literature to illustrate the point, keys to warfare on implementing in daily life, quotes from external sources, and an image to help memorize the strategy. It is one of the most complete books I have ever come across - the author cares about his work and research and was able to include a wealth of information on each topic. This is not a book that you will pick up and read through in one sitting. Besides clocking in at almost 500 pages, each topic is so dense that it is worth taking your time and mulling it over before moving on.
Some of the examples used include excerpts from Napolean, Sherman, FDR, Lincoln, Martin Luther, the Bible, and much more. The sheer variety of topics covered will keep your focus throughout the book.
One thing I really appreciated about this book: It is virtually free of any 'politization'. There is no pandering to the left or right, no snide digs at current administrators, etc. It's a book that will stand the test of time and one that anyone will benefit from reading.
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