The art of war

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For more than two thousand years, The Art of Warhas stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture-a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words. In his crisp, accessible new translation, scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for modern readers. Minford opens with a lively, learned introduction in which he explores the life and times of Sun-tzu, looks at The Art of Warin the context of the turbulent Warring States period, and discusses how best to read and understand the work today. There follows Minford's translation of the core text itself in two different formats-first, the unadorned thirteen chapters of the original work and then the same text reprinted with extensive running commentary by classical Chinese scholars as well as Minford himself. The result is an opportunity for Western readers to experience Sun-tzu's work in all its intensity as it applies to many aspects of our lives.
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Full title art of war
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Last Update 2018-05-19 04:52:16AM
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auth_author2 Clavell, James., Cleary, Thomas F., 1949-, Griffith, Samuel B., Guidall, George, Mantegna, Joe, Minford, John., Sawyer, Ralph D., Sun Tzu, active 6th century B.C.
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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), China -- History, China -- Social life and customs, Military art and science -- China -- Early works to 1800, Military art and science -- Early works to 1800, Military art and science -- Early works to 1800 -- Audiobooks (CD), Military art and science -- History, U. S. Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List, War, War -- Early works to 1800
title_display The art of war
title_full The art of war / Sun Tzu ; edited with an introduction by Dallas Galvin ; translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles, with his notes and commentaries from the Chinese Masters ; George Stade, consulting editorial director, The art of war / Sun Tzu ; translated and with an introd. by Samuel B. Griffith ; with a foreword by B.H. Liddell Hart, The art of war / Sun Tzu ; translated by Thomas Cleary, The art of war / Sun-tzu ; translated by John Minford, The art of war / by Sun Tzu ; edited & with a foreword by James Clavell, The art of war [sound recording] / by Sun Tzu ; translated by Ralph D. Sawyer
title_short The art of war
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), History, Military art and science, Social life and customs, War