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The Art of War: An Illustrated Edition (edition 2004)

by Sun Tzu

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Title:The Art of War: An Illustrated Edition
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A very quick read of a classic. I had always been meaning to get around to this book, and I did not realize how short it was. The version I have contains more commentary than the actual writing, and I did not bother with the commentary.

The book is basically a series of maxims that describe how to lead as a general at war. I think its appeal is universal, and many of the ideas can be applied as strategic thinking in other aspects of life. I don't think it was all that profound, but then again, its ideas have been used for centuries. It was nice to be able to read where a lot of them came from. ( )
  msaucier818 | Apr 9, 2018 |
A simple and easy read.
Read everything, nothing is outdated -- Gottfried.



  gottfried_leibniz | Apr 5, 2018 |
A simple and easy read.
Read everything, nothing is outdated -- Gottfried.



  gottfried_leibniz | Apr 5, 2018 |
Art of war starts with strategic assessments. strategic assessment chapter is based on stragite telling the reader what is bested to do in some situations.For example "show the enemy that your going the long way when your really going the short way and vise versa". The next chapter is on doing battle. It talks about or debates about if it beater for the plan of attack to be made at base or on the field. at the end it says "its best to have a plan and then there is room for adjustments".This book is recommended for military leaders.
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my interpretation of this book titled Art of War is i loved it. It tell really well strategic assessments. i'm no military leader but playing outside like a war game this would be good. i also thought if this was like real thing that those leaders said.sometimes its hard to under stand but read it the line a cuple of times and it will be clear .i rated it a four only because of age. age as in saying for me as a kid it useless info. ( )
  Kalebw.B-4 | Mar 24, 2018 |
Good book but not relevant in 21st-century ( )
  AmrinderNagra | Jan 20, 2018 |
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Sun Tzuova knjiga Umeće ratovanja, je jedno od najznačajnijih klasičnih kineskih dela.

Ova knjiga ne sadrži ni jednu zastarelu maksimu ili nejasno uputstvo. Najbolje je pobediti bez borbe, rekao je Sun Tzu. Za njega je rat bio sastavni deo života.

Pažljivo pročitajte ovu knjigu, i sve savremene knjige koje govore o upravljanju državom više vam se neće činiti dostojne pažnje.
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Ralph Sawyer has produced a lively translation, with a historical essay and explanatory notes, of Sun-tzu’s classic work.
[...]
Sun-tzu has nothing to teach us about the technological aspects of war or the logistics required to feed a modern army, and his work obviously cannot speak to certain complex political relations between modern nations. But Sun-tzu’s book has much value, for it says a lot about how a commander should approach his enemy, how he should decide to attack or to retreat, how to outsmart an enemy, and what it takes to be victorious. He presents his ideas in a logical, principled way that is consistent with his deeper philosophy of nature.
 

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War is a howling, baying jackal.
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The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
Translator's Introduction: According to an old story, a lord of ancient China once asked his physician, a member of a family of healers, which of them was the most skilled in the art.
[Thomas Cleary]
Sun Tzu believed that even before considering a confrontation—for whatever purpose—it is essential to Calculate a complete analysis of the situation.
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Introduction:  It is an unusual book that was written 2500 years ago in an impenetrable classical language and yet figures on the recommended reading list of the United States Marine Corps.
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A battle that cannot be won is not worth fighting.
All warfare is based on deception.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195014766, Paperback)

Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu regularly applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible.

Providing a much-needed translation of this classic, Samuel Griffith has made this powerful and unique work even more relevant to the modern world. Including an explanatory introduction and selected commentaries on the work, this edition makes Sun Tzu's timeless classic perfectly accessible to modern readers.

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El arte de la guerra es un libro sobre tcticas y estrategias militares, escrito por Sun Tzu, un famoso estratega militar chino. Se considera que el texto fue escrito hacia el ultimo tercio del siglo IV. antes de la era comun. Este texto se dio a conocer en Europa a finales del siglo XVIII. Su primera aparicin fue la edicin francesa de 1772 en Pars, del jesuita Jean Joseph-Marie Amiot, fue titulada Art Militaire des Chinois.… (more)

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