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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (Nov. 13 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486425576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486425573
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is absolutely brilliant, and reading it is a tremendous experience. Sun Tzu is the master, and the Art of War, though aimed specifically on military warfare, is a masterpiece on general strategy and tactics that can be used in many sitautions. In fact, I will bet you that many of the most succesful sports coaches, boxers, businessmen, ploiticians, etc use tactics similar to those found in this book.
The Art of War is not a long book, but despite its size, it is totally packed with content. Some themes of the book include
- always ensuring you are prepared
- adapting and responding to circumstances
- knowing yourself, the enemy, and the environment
- being unpredictable, secretive, and deceptive
- making calculations
- exploiting opportunities
- avoiding your enemy's strengths, and attacking his weak spots
- causing disorder among your enemy
- using baits to manipulate others
- ensuring good teamwork through picking the right people to do the right job, good communication, and synergy
- knowing when to fight and when not to fight
The book is an absolute gem. It is invaluable and a must read. Sun Tzu has a beatiful style, and I really love the Lionel Giles translation, which although old, is still hihgly readable and among the best there is. I also recommend Rodney Ohebsion's tranlsation and selection and arrangement of passages, which is an adaptation of the Giles translation, and is in the book A Collection of Wisdom.
In summary, I would just like to say that The Art of War is definitely one of the greatest texts ever written, and is a must for the student of life.
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The Art of War was originally intended for reading by ancient China's ruling military elite, and not lowly commoners such as us. It is one of the few great books people seem to be universally familiar with, and for good reason.
The struture is blindingly simple - Sun Tzu writes short chapters about different areas of battle which consist of simple dictums. Utterly straightforward, and generalisable to any form of conflict.
Surface-reading this book will take you minutes, not hours - however, time must be spent with even the barest of his principles. The purchase of this book has become alarmingly trendy over recent years, but with no noticeable effect on the global intelligence of its middle manager market. Books like this do not read themselves.
A more accurate edition would have gained 5 stars without a second thought. The fact that much better versions are available (and freesource!) holds this version back.
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One the best books I have read ! Everyone reads this book in different way. Must read for all the kids or anyone who wants to learn ancient wisdom and knowledge.Sun Tzu is best example of someone who is enlighten in his field of work. True master peace...
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Classics never die. Good take on the original version. Very little changed, making it a reliable read.

Must have, especially at this price point
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By Max on June 12 2014
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13 rules who can be use in any battlefield no matter for what you fighting for. This book is that and believe it it's one the more useful reading I did.
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The book arrived in excellent condition and within the estimated arrival time. I am pleased with my purchase and eager to begin reading.
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Love this book ! Quick read about the history of warfare in china and how it has influenced modern warfare. Very insightful.
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Very good book. I watched a You Tube Video a while back and this book followed along with the video. Very Informative.
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