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The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung, Giap, and Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years ago by a French missionary, Sun-tzu’s Art of War has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German General Staff, and even the planning for Desert Storm. Many Japanese companies make this book required reading for their key executives. And increasingly, Western businesspeople and others are turning to the Art of War for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive situations of all kinds.
 
Unlike most editions of Sun-tzu currently available (many simply retreads of older, flawed translations), this superb new translation makes use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including the ancient “tomb text” version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China.
 
Ralph Sawyer, an outstanding Western scholar of ancient Chinese warfare and a successful businessman in his own right, places this classic work of strategy in its proper historical context. Sawyer supplies a portrait of Sun-tzu’s era and outlines several battles of the period that may have either influenced Sun-tzu or been conducted by him. While appreciative of the philosophical richness of the Art of War, this edition stresses Sun-tzu’s practical origins and presents a translation that is both accurate and accessible.

Synopsis:

The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun Tzu expounded were utilized brill

Synopsis:

Translated and introduced by Ralph D. Sawyer.

Synopsis:

Unlike most editions of Sun-tzu's valuable text currently available (many simply retreads of older, flawed translations), this superb new translation makes use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including and ancient "tomb text" version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China. Maps.

About the Author

Ralph D. Sawyer, one of Americas leading scholars in Chinese warfare, has worked extensively with major intelligence and defense agencies. After studying at MIT and Harvard and a brief stint of university teaching, Sawyer has spent the past thirty years lecturing and doing international consulting work focused on China.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813319513
Translator:
Sawyer, Ralph D.
Other:
Sunzi
Translator:
Sawyer, Ralph D.
Author:
*, Translated By
Author:
Tzu, Sun
Author:
SUN, TZU
Author:
Sawyer, Ralph D.
Author:
Sun-Tzu
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
Boulder :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
War
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
History & Warfare
Publication Date:
19940231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.24x5.46x1.00 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun Tzu expounded were utilized brill
"Synopsis" by , Translated and introduced by Ralph D. Sawyer.
"Synopsis" by , Unlike most editions of Sun-tzu's valuable text currently available (many simply retreads of older, flawed translations), this superb new translation makes use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including and ancient "tomb text" version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China. Maps.
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