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Art of War

ISBN-10: 1569756147

ISBN-13: 9781569756140

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sun-Tzu, Derek Aylward, Jon Babcock, Lionel Giles

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Known throughout history as one of the greatest works of military strategy, the Long River Press edition of The Art of War situates Sun Tzu's classic text as one of the greatest works of the Chinese philosophical canon. Rather than adapting Sun Tzu's writings for contemporary genres, this edition faithfully captures the essence of the original text, which continues to make a lasting impact on the world more than 2,500 years after its creation.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 7/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Sun Tzu was born around 544 B.C. Almost nothing is known about his life except that he was a Chinese military general who helped the King Ho-lu capture the city of Ying, bringing about the fall of the Ch'u state in 506 B.C.E. From this, Sun Tzu became known throughout the country as a wise and respected leader. Sun Tzu is best known today for a collection of essays called The Art of War, the oldest military treatise in the world. The text became known through translations by Father J. J. M. Amiot, a French Jesuit priest. The principles in the book are varied and include: "All warfare is based on deception," "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting," and "The art of war is governed by five constant factors (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline)". Sun Tzu is believed to have died in 496 B.C.E.

Introduction
Laying Plans
Waging War
Attack by Stratagem
Tactical Dispositions
Use of Energy
Weak Points and Strong
Maneuvering an Army
Variation of Tactics
The Army on the March
Classification of Terrain
The Nine Situations
The Attack by Fire
The Use of Spies
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