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The Art Of War (pocket Edition)

by Sun Tzu
Translated by Thomas Cleary

Shambhala | May 7, 1991 | Trade Paperback

The Art Of War (pocket Edition) is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 4.
Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it as been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

Translated from a standard collection of commentaries on Sun Tzu''s text by eleven interpreters, this pocket classic has been edited by Thomas Cleary to bring out the meaning of the principles of strategy.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 pages, 4.5 × 3 × 0.35 in

Published: May 7, 1991

Publisher: Shambhala

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0877735379

ISBN - 13: 9780877735373

Found in: Military Science, Religion and Spirituality

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from In the Name of Iran This is a great book to read and learn knowledge about different military strategy what to do when your army is out number by the enemy. What to do with spies. These are hard question in light of crisis. It is Oriental book of Machiavellian.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected After hearing about this book from my boyfriend, I decided to look it up, and read the reviews. I bought it and started to read it. It was interesting, and I could see how it could be useful, but the language was so informative that after each chapter I had to sit and take time to reflect on what I just read rather than keep going.
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic insights I received this book as a Christmas present with the words "This book changed my life." Not knowing quite what to make of this, I was interested in seeing exactly what was so "life changing". I would soon learn, through the words of Master Sun and many of the great ancient Chinese philosophers the way of combat. Not just in the physical sense but in an overwhelming worldliness. Thomas Cleary breaks down of each philosophers thoughts and interpretations of Sun Tzu's teachings, into a concise and easy to read and manner. It is quite possible and satisfactory for a reader to just accept this as a combat manual and nothing more, but for the deeper thinker, the words of Master Sun and his followers can be a fundamental grounding for the challenges and conflicts we face in our everyday lives. Thanks J.
Date published: 2000-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Art of War Astounding in simplicity, The Art of War applies as much to today's business world as it does to the warfare tactics of ancient China. Hailed as today's "corporate raider's bible", Sun Tzu's essay is just as applicable today as it was centuries ago. Although relating largely to traditional warfare techniques and politics, the study retains its relevance into the 21st Century. This essay explains concepts that readers can easily understand and apply whether in the world of buisness, or the world of game. Those seeking insight into strategic thought are strongly advised to read this book. Those who found this study to be anything but informative are encouraged to rebut
Date published: 2000-01-15

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The Art Of War (pocket Edition)

by Sun Tzu
Translated by Thomas Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 pages, 4.5 × 3 × 0.35 in

Published: May 7, 1991

Publisher: Shambhala

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0877735379

ISBN - 13: 9780877735373

From the Publisher

Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it as been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

Translated from a standard collection of commentaries on Sun Tzu''s text by eleven interpreters, this pocket classic has been edited by Thomas Cleary to bring out the meaning of the principles of strategy.

About the Author

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.

From Our Editors

"Thomas Cleary's translation of Sun Tzu's 2,000 years old The Art of War makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical texts. Th ere's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without fighting is best, ' Sun Tzu said. For him war was coeval. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about managerial leadership".--Newsweek

Editorial Reviews

"Thomas Cleary''s translation of Sun Tzu''s 2,000-year-old 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. ''To win without fighting is best,'' Sun Tzu said. For him, war was coeval with life. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about management leadership."— Newsweek
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