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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Art of War

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An excellent book and a must read for anyone into the inner workings of waging war against another. This book is little but it definitely has its place on my bookshelf. This edition contains the Art of War with and without commentations and notes by the author. Read full review

Good book for future leaders

User Review  - pieranne - Overstock.com

The book is really interesting and can relate to everyday life. I enjoyed reading it and appling some of the conscepts in my own life. Read full review

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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