The Art Of War: The Definitive Interpretation Of Sun Tzu's Classic Book Of Strategy

Paperback | April 15, 1996

byStephen F. Kaufman, Sun Tzu

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Learn the strategy and philosophy of China's greatest military theorist with this highly readable and informative edition ofThe Art of War. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded book on martial strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is from ancient China, its principles and advice are timeless-as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield.Unlike contemporary translations that have focused too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Written for martial artists by a martial artist, it is free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, as Hanshi Kaufman uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu's message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on militarystrategy ranging from assessing opposing armies and the proper treatment of troops tot he use of spies.Author Hanshi Stephen Kaufman is widely acknowledged as the Founding Father" of American Karate and his interpretation of this classic work is specifically intended for practicing martial artists and warriors. Kaufman packs the power of Sun Tzu's original text into a straightforward narrative without the jargon or artifice of all the more academic versions of this ancient work."

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Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best-known and most highly regarded treatise on strategy yet written. Compiled well over two thousand years ago, its principles are as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield. Unlike contemporary translations that have focussed too heavily on applying this military classic to corpo...

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Learn the strategy and philosophy of China's greatest military theorist with this highly readable and informative edition ofThe Art of War. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded book on martial strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is from ancient China, its principles and advice are timeless-as appl...

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Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best-known and most highly regarded treatise on strategy yet written. Compiled well over two thousand years ago, its principles are as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield. Unlike contemporary translations that have focussed too heavily on applying this military classic to corpo...

Stephen F. Kaufman , Hanshi, 10th Dan, is the holder of the highest title and rank attainable in the martial arts. His martial system, Hebi-ryu (School of the Snake"), is recognized as one of the most effective martial methods in the world. A career spanning close to 60 years began in Okinawa in the 1950's. He's acknowledged as the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.53 × 5.36 × 0.35 inPublished:April 15, 1996Publisher:Tuttle Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0804830800

ISBN - 13:9780804830805

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Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best-known and most highly regarded treatise on strategy yet written. Compiled well over two thousand years ago, its principles are as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield. Unlike contemporary translations that have focussed too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Written by a practicing martial artist, it is free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, as Hanshi Kaufman uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu's message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on military strategy ranging from assessing opposing armies to proper treatment of troops to the use of spies. Whether you are a student of the martial arts or a corporate warrior, this book will enable you to fully comprehend Sun Tzu's powerful words.

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Kaufman Hanshi has gone beyond the simple idea of translating the books, and instead works as interpreter, speaking specifically to the martial artists out there." - Martial Thoughts blog "