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  • Published: 5 August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780140439199
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

The Art Of War

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Offering essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing others and employing cunning, discipline and deception to outwit your opponent, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with the ultimate guide to survival and success for more than two thousand years, whether in battle or in business.

For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible new translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators. A lively, learned introduction and other valuable apparatus round out this authoritative volume.

  • Pub date: 5 August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780140439199
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

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Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu was a Chinese general and military strategist who lived in the 6th century BC.


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