The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
“A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning
with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago, and kings,
soldiers, and statesmen have been turning to the Chinese master for his
astute observations ever since.
Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as
relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and
everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The
Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading
with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling
to gain the advantage in the boardroom and for anyone struggling to
gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.
Here Lionel Giles’s famed 1910 translation, laced with
commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is brought up to date
with relevant quotations from Western writers and thinkers. This new
edition offers Sun Tzu’s timeless classic, both with and without
annotation, making it more accessible to aspiring leaders and military
strategists than ever before.
Dallas Galvin, a writer and journalist specializing in
international affairs and the arts, has reported on military affairs
in Latin America and Asia and produced documentaries for the NATO