The Art of War: Sun Tzu: in Plain English

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iUniverse, Apr 19, 2002 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
Book One of The Warrior Series

Sun Tzu and Sun Pin's timeless strategic masterpieces are constantly analyzed and interpreted by leaders worldwide. For the first time ever, author D.E. Tarver explains the classic texts, The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Art of Warfare by Sun Pin, in plain English.

War is the perfect training ground for teaching Sun Tzu's ancient philosophies to attaining victory over an opponent. The Art of War outlines the steps for outwitting the enemy, be it an army of 10,000 or an unresponsive client.

The Art of War teaches leaders strategies to attain victory by: Knowing when to stand up to an opponent, and when to back down. How to be confident without being overly confident. Considering the cost of the campaign before launching an attack. Avoiding an opponent's strengths and striking his weaknesses.

"The one who is first to the field of battle has time to rest, while his opponent rushes into the conflict weary and confused. The first will be fresh and alert. The second will waste most of his energy trying to catch up." Be the first to the battlefield with The Art of War.


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Preparations 10
Offense 14
Temperament 19
Force 23
Strength and Weakness 26
Maneuvering 30
Variations 34
Mobility 38
Terrain 43
Situations 49
Fire 55
Spies 58
Sun Pins Discourse on Military Strategy 72
General Tien Chis Questions about Strongholds 81

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About the author (2002)

D.E. Tarver holds black belts ranging from second to seventh degree in seven different styles of Japanese and Filipino martial arts. He has taught martial arts and strategy for twenty years. Since his honorable discharge from the Marines, Tarver has spent time in Japan and the United States. Tarver?s lifetime of experience in sword training, martial arts and business makes this version of The Art of War a highly motivating and easy to understand book.

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