The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Sun Tzu
Introduction by Dallas Galvin
Editor Dallas Galvin

Barnes & Noble Classics | May 1, 2003 | Trade Paperback

The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) is rated 4.30769230769231 out of 5 by 13.
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
  • All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
     
    “A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago.

    Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom, and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.

    Here Lionel Giles’s famed 1910 translation, laced with commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is brought up to date with relevant quotations from Western writers and thinkers.  This new edition offers Sun Tzu’s timeless classic, both with and without annotation, making it more accessible to aspiring leaders and military strategists than ever before.

    Dallas Galvin, a writer and journalist specializing in international affairs and the arts, has reported on military affairs in Latin America and Asia and produced documentaries for the NATO Alliance.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: May 1, 2003

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593080174

ISBN - 13: 9781593080174

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Great Book! Every one who need to learn about way of life. Because we need to learn everything before we die
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lol Didn't even read it!
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good philosophy Ancient philosopher explains about the art of war, how to deal with conflict in the best way. Tough reading, but good moral stories.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sun Tzu A tour de force of a book.
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Art of War I know this book is a profound strategy reference, it just isn't for me.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Art of Life This book has some profound principles that not only can be used for war, but your whole life.
Date published: 2010-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War or Work It takes the brilliancy of Sun Tzu's complex prespectives on war into easy-to-use outtakes on life. This is a book for everyone who have to overcome many obsticles throughout their day.
Date published: 2000-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Highly recommend this version of the classic. Clavell adds value to this "must read" with short but insightful comments. The book is 13 short chapters but you find yourself wanting to read it over and over. I have read this version several times and I agree with Mr. Clavell that every person in a leadership role should have to read the Art of War... and this is the best version I have seen to date.
Date published: 2000-09-09

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The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Sun Tzu
Introduction by Dallas Galvin
Editor Dallas Galvin

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: May 1, 2003

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593080174

ISBN - 13: 9781593080174

About the Book

“ A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago.
Sun Tzu’ s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’ s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. "The Art of War" is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom, and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.
Here Lionel Giles’ s famed 1910 translation, laced with commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is brought up to date with relevant quotations from Western writers and thinkers.  This new edition offers Sun Tzu’ s timeless classic, both with and without annotation, making it more accessible to aspiring leaders and military strategists than ever before.

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From Dallas Galvin's Introduction to The Art of WarWar is a howling, baying jackal. Or is it the animating storm? Suicidal madness or the purifying fire? An imperialist travesty? Or the glorious explosion of a virile nation made manifest upon the planet? In all recorded history, this debate is recent, as is the idea of peace to describe an active state happier than a mere interregnum between fisticuffs. Astounding as it may seem, war has consistently won the debate. In fact, it never had serious competition-not until August 24, 1898, anyway, when Czar Nicholas II of Russia called for an international conference specifically to discuss "the most effectual means" to "a real and durable peace." That was the first time nations would gather without a war at their backs to discuss how war might be prevented systematically. Nicholas was successful. His first Peace Conference was held in 1899. It was followed by a second, in 1907. These meetings gave rise to a process in which the world gained a common code of international laws.It was a moment when peace and the trials of war were under the microscope of the civilized world. Off in a very quiet corner of this stage, there also appeared two scholars: one, a ghost, Sun Wu-this is Sun Tzu's actual name; Sun is the family name, and Tzu an honorific-a member of a Chinese clan of experts on arms and fighting, who had lived some 2,400 years earlier; the other, a librarian and student of the Chinese classics, Lionel Giles, who published his
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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
  • All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
     
    “A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago.

    Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom, and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.

    Here Lionel Giles’s famed 1910 translation, laced with commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is brought up to date with relevant quotations from Western writers and thinkers.  This new edition offers Sun Tzu’s timeless classic, both with and without annotation, making it more accessible to aspiring leaders and military strategists than ever before.

    Dallas Galvin, a writer and journalist specializing in international affairs and the arts, has reported on military affairs in Latin America and Asia and produced documentaries for the NATO Alliance.

About the Author

Dallas Galvin, a writer and journalist specializing in international affairs and the arts, has reported on military affairs in Latin America and Asia and produced documentaries for the NATO Alliance.