The Art of War: Complete Text and Commentaries

The Art of War: Complete Text and Commentaries by Thomas Cleary, Sun Tzu 1590300548 9781590300541
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Sun TzusArt of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzus text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except forThe Silver Sparrow Art of War,which is available here for the first time. This comprehensive collection contains:The Art of War:This edition of Sun Tzus text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters.Mastering the Art of War:Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzus classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzus principles.The Lost Art of War:Written more than one hundred years after Sun Tzus text, by Sun Bin, a linear descendant of Sun Tzu, this classic of political and military strategy is faithful to the principles ofThe Art of War, while developing their practical application much further.The Silver Sparrow Art of War:A version of Sun TzusArt of Warbased on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in Chinas Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments.

Author: Thomas Cleary, Sun Tzu

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 474

Publisher: Shambhala

Publication Date: 2003-06-10


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