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With well over a million copies sold, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a true masterpiece, a series of brilliant aphorisms that illuminate the planning and conduct of war. Now this classic work is available in an elegant illustrated edition, featuring seventy-five color and black-and-white images.

From perceptive descriptions of the nine varieties of terrain, to advice on how to gage an enemy's weaknesses and strengths, to suggestions on the employment of secret agents, here is timeless advice on combat and military strategy. Sun Tzu's writings are unsurpassed in depth of understanding, shedding light not only on battlefield maneuvers, but also on the relevant economic, political, and psychological factors that can shape the outcome of warfare. Equally important, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu over two thousand years ago can be applied with great success outside the theater of war. Indeed, it is read avidly by corporate executives worldwide and has been touted in the movie Wall Street and the television series The Sopranos as the ultimate guide to strategy. Finally, this edition offers the definitive translation of Sun Tzu's text, by former U.S. Marine Brigadier General Samuel Griffith, who was also an authority of Mao Tse-Tung.

Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat. It is an essential book for military history buffs, and an ideal gift for anyone who is interested in tactics and strategy, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom.

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This classic work on planning and conducting war is available in an elegant illustrated edition, featuring 75 color and black-and-white images. It offers the definitive translation of Sun Tzu's text, by former U.S.

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The late Samuel B. Griffith was a Brigadier General and served during World War II with the United States Marines. He is the author of The Battle for Guadalcanal and the editor and translator of Mao Tse-Tung: "On Guerilla War."

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PETER TEIMAN CLARK, November 19, 2007 (view all comments by PETER TEIMAN CLARK)
Hi,PETER TEIMAN CLARK here,
Well -annotated treatise by the master of warfare.
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PETER TEIMAN CLARK
Sweden

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ISBN:
9780195189995
Translator:
Griffith, Samuel B.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Griffith, Samuel B.
Author:
null, Samuel B.
Author:
Sunzi
Author:
Sun
Author:
Tzu, Sun
Author:
Griffith, Samuel B.
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
History, Other | Military History
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 color and 75 b/w illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.3 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 2.05 lb

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