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The Art of War

Editor Sun Tzu
Foreword by B.H. Liddell Hart
Translated by Samuel B. Griffith

Oxford University Press | March 1, 1988 | Hardcover

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Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu''s classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and in fact was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider''s bible. In addition to an excellent translation of Sun Tzu''s text, Samuel Griffith also provides commentaries written by Chinese strategists, plus several thought-provoking essays on topics such as the influence of Sun Tzu on Mao Tse-tung and on Japanese military thought, the nature of warfare in Sun Tzu''s time, and the life of Sun Tzu and other important commentators. Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 5.43 × 8.31 × 0.94 in

Published: March 1, 1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195015401

ISBN - 13: 9780195015409

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The Art of War

Editor Sun Tzu
Foreword by B.H. Liddell Hart
Translated by Samuel B. Griffith

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 5.43 × 8.31 × 0.94 in

Published: March 1, 1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195015401

ISBN - 13: 9780195015409

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Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu''s classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and in fact was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider''s bible. In addition to an excellent translation of Sun Tzu''s text, Samuel Griffith also provides commentaries written by Chinese strategists, plus several thought-provoking essays on topics such as the influence of Sun Tzu on Mao Tse-tung and on Japanese military thought, the nature of warfare in Sun Tzu''s time, and the life of Sun Tzu and other important commentators. Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat.

About the Author

The late Samuel B. Griffith is the author of The Battle for Guadalcanal and the editor and translator of Mao Tse-tung: "On Guerilla War."

From Our Editors

The writings of the ancient warrior Sun Tzu have provided tremendous wisdom to generations through the ages. Now these philosophies are available with anecdotal extracts by the author of Shogun and Noble House.

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"Samuel Griffith''s original and scholarly translation of The Art of War shows how good scholarship can make an easily readable translation that is much more useful to modern readers."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
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