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A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago.
Sun Tzus incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to todays 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 Giless 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 Tzus 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.
Mair provides insight on how this manual came to exist. Indianapolis Star Lean, clear, all fustian removed. -- Donald Richie Japan Times Mair's excellent new translation of Sunzi's (Sun Tzu) Art of War... brings a new, and extremely useful perspective to the text. -- Peter Lorge Journal of Military History