The Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

Author(s): Sun Tzu

Business and Economics

The Art of War is perhaps the most influential book of strategy in the world today. This classical Chinese text is a penetrating study of organisations in conflict. Compiled over two thousand years ago by Sun Tzu, a mysterious Chinese warrior-philosopher, the text addresses competition and conflict on every level from the interpersonal to the international. This unique volume includes Mastering the Art of War, The Lost Art of War and The Silver Sparrow Art of War.


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"Thomas Cleary's translation of "The Art of War " makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical texts. There's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. . . .You can throw out all those contemporary books about management and leadership."--"Newsweek"

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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  • : 9781590300541
  • : Shambhala Publications Inc
  • : Shambhala Publications Inc
  • : June 2003
  • : 227mm X 153mm X 32mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sun Tzu
  • : Paperback
  • : 474
  • : illustrations