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ISBN13: 9780877734529
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Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it as been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

This translation presents the classic from the point of view of its background in the great spiritual tradition of Taoism, the origin of psychology, science, and technology in East Asia and the source of the insights into human nature that underlie this most revered of handbooks for success. Translated from a standard collection of commentaries on Sun Tzu's text by eleven interpreters, the work has been edited by Thomas Cleary to bring out the meaning of the principles of strategy. In addition, the translator provides an extensive introduction discussing the content and background of the book.


Helps the reader apply the principles of military strategy to all challenges and conflicts of life.

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The warrior-philosopher and master strategist Sun Tzu, about whom little is known, compiled The Art of War more than two thousand years ago. Legend has it that he was known for the brilliant campaigns he led around the time of Confucius. His work was memorized and passed down orally, before eventually being copied onto bamboo strips and passed around.

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melissarochell, October 14, 2013 (view all comments by melissarochell)
Classic and brilliant techniques put so simply. Reading this as a modern day civilian, I couldn't help but apply it to my modern day battles such as in business, relationships, Los Angeles traffic...the typical. As a naturally paranoid person, I feel it may have done me more harm than good. I prefer to (perhaps ignorantly) avoid seeing things as if they are wars. However, some things will never change seeing as I will always act shy and giggle right before I slaughter my enemy.
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Cleary, Thomas F.
Cleary, Thomas F.
Cleary, Thomas F.
Preface by:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Cleary, Thomas F.
Tzu, Sun
Cleary, Thomas
Shambhala Publications
Boston :
Military - General
Military Science
Interpersonal Relations
Government and political science
Military art and science
Early works to 1800
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Eastern - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 84
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
8.96x6.01x.59 in. .62 lbs.

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