The Art of War and The Book of Lord Shang (Two-Volumes-in-One) by Sun Tzu buy used Used & Rare price $6.98 new from$4.99 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Trade paperback Publisher: Wordsworth Classics Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:1853267791 ISBN - 13:9781853267796 Seller Comments: 242 p. Commentary for The Art of War by General Tao Hanzhang. Introduction to The Art of War by Robert Wilkinson. Introduction to The Book of Lord Shang by Robert Wilkinson. From the Publisher Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak. With introductions by Robert Wilkinson.The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States(403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli''s The Prince by nearly 2000 years. Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.