The Art of War

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Courier Corporation, 2002 - History - 99 pages
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Widely regarded as "The Oldest Military Treatise in the World," this landmark work covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communication, and supplies; the use of terrain, fire, and the seasons of the year; the classification and utilization of spies; the treatment of soldiers, including captives, all have a modern ring to them.
 

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Sun-tzu's The Art of War has led military strategists, economists, politicians and other leaders for more than 2,000 years, and has been translated numerous times. Scholar Minford takes a crack at it ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
CHINESE WARFARE
14
Laying Plans
40
Waging War
44
Attack by Stratagem
48
Tactical Dispositions
52
Use of Energy
55
Weak Points and Strong
58
Maneuvering an Army
64
Variation of Tactics
69
The Army on the March
71
Classification of Terrain
77
The Nine Situations
82
Attack by Fire
93
Use of Spies
96
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Sun Tzu was born around 544 B.C. He was a Chinese military general who helped the King Ho-lu capture the city of Ying, bringing about the fall of the Ch'u state in 506 B.C. Because of this, he became known throughout the country as a wise and respected leader. His collection of essays called The Art of War is the oldest military treatise in the world. The text became known through translations by Father J. J. M. Amiot, a French Jesuit priest. Sun Tzu is believed to have died in 496 B.C.

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