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The art of war (edition 1963)

by Sunzi

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A manual on the rational planning and conduct of military operations written over two millennia ago in China.
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Title:The art of war
Authors:Sunzi
Info:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1963.
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military,strategy, and warfare
  bubbly.lis | Oct 20, 2021 |
This is the single best translation of The Art of War — the one used in history courses and the military. Why? Because it's JUST The Art of War. No long intros. No author's notes. No commentary. No 10 pages of history or Sun Tzu biography.

It's simply the text of The Art of War translated by an international group of Chinese- and English-speaking scholars. Period. It's the *definitive* text.

Complaining about it being short is like complaining about the Gettysburg Address being short. It IS short. That's the POINT. If you want to read dozens of pages of commentary and history and footnotes and acknowledgments, buy a lesser version. If you want to read The Art of War, buy this one. ( )
  Chanda_10 | Oct 7, 2021 |
An interesting read. Though most of the content have no use except in actual war, the book gives good insights into yet another way of thinking, the way of a military general. ( )
  mdibaiee | Sep 23, 2021 |
For my second reading I decided to try the audiobook version read by Aidan Gillen. His dynamics greatly improved my understanding and appreciation for the short work. ( )
  jamestomasino | Sep 11, 2021 |
There's plenty for me to unpack here, after I read a more in-depth edition.
  NadineC.Keels | Aug 13, 2021 |
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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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Tzu, Sunprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ames, Roger T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barrera Parra, JaimeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Cawthorne, NigelIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clavell, JamesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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War is a howling, baying jackal.
Sun Tzu said:
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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A manual on the rational planning and conduct of military operations written over two millennia ago in China.

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The original and bestselling leadership book! Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read across the world for centuries. Today they can still be applied to business, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates how to win without conflict. It shows that with enough intelligence and planning, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. This luxury hardback edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon that draws out lessons for managers and business leaders, and highlights the power of Sun Tzu's thinking in everyday life.
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