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The Book of War : Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War" & Karl Von Clausewitz's "On…

by Sun-tzu, Karl von Clausewitz

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Readable translations (which is the goal of translation), as well as commentaries detailing the intellectual and philosophical milieux of the authors and some textological information on the Art of War.

LibraryThing has two records for this book; mine accurately represents the capitalization used in the book (Sun-tzu, von Clausewitz). This book was once combined with "The Art of War by Sun-Tzu," which is incorrect; the majority of this book is not that text, but Clausewitz's On War. There is also much new commentary which, I think, sets this book apart from earlier translations and justifies an independent entry. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375754776, Paperback)

Civilization might have been spared much of the damage suffered in the world wars this century if the influence of Clausewitz's On War  had been blended with and balanced by a knowledge of Sun-tzu's The Art of Warfare.  --B.H. Liddel Hart

For two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of Warfare was the indispensable volume of warcraft. Although his work is the first known analysis of war and warfare, Sun-tzu struck upon a thoroughly modern concept: "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."        Karl von Clausewitz, the canny military theorist who famously declared that war is a continuation of politics by other means, also claims paternity of the notion "total war."   His is the magnum opus of the era of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic vars.

Now these two great military minds are made to share the same tent, metaphorically speaking, in The Book of War. What a bivouac it is, and what a conversation into the night.

Military writer Ralph Peters has written a new Introduction for this Modern Library edition.

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