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Art of War

ISBN-10: 1599869772

ISBN-13: 9781599869773

Edition: 2006

Authors: Sun-Tzu, Sun-Tzu

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Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this 2000 year old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate guide to winning.
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Book details

List price: $3.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 68
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.462
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.