The Art Of War: The Essential Translation Of The Classic Book Of Life by John Sun-tzuThe Art Of War: The Essential Translation Of The Classic Book Of Life by John Sun-tzu

The Art Of War: The Essential Translation Of The Classic Book Of Life

byJohn Sun-tzuTranslated byJohn MinfordIntroduction byJohn Minford

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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The world’s most famous military treatise, in an acclaimed translation
 
For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators. A lively, learned introduction and other valuable apparatus round out this authoritative volume.
Little is known about Sun-tzu (544-496 B.C.) and his life during the Warring States period after the decline of the Zhou dynasty, but his classic work, The Art of War, has been one of the central works of Chinese literature for 2500 years.  John Minford (editor/translator) is the translator of the acclaimed Penguin Classics edition of ...
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Title:The Art Of War: The Essential Translation Of The Classic Book Of LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143105752

ISBN - 13:9780143105756

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"The strategic advice that [The Art of War] offers concerns much more than the conduct of war. It is an ancient book of proverbial wisdom, a book of life." —John Minford, from the Introduction