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The complete art of war

Author: Sunzi; Ralph D Sawyer; Mei-chün Sawyer; Bin Sun
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996.
Series: History and warfare.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presented here together for the first time are the greatest of the ancient Chinese classics of strategic thought: The Complete Art of War. Probably the most famous work of strategy ever written, Sun Tzu's Art of War has sold millions of copies in many languages around the world. Lost for over two thousand years and only recently recovered, the Military Methods of Sun Pin (Sun Tzu's great-grandson) is a brilliant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Ralph D Sawyer; Mei-chün Sawyer; Bin Sun
ISBN: 0813330858 9780813330853
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
OCLC Number: 34472852
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 304 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Art of war / Sun-tzu --
Military methods / Sun Pin.
Series Title: History and warfare.
Other Titles: Sunzi bing fa.
Responsibility: Sun-tzu, Sun Pin ; translated, with historical introduction and commentary, by Ralph D. Sawyer ; with the collaboration of Mei-chün Lee Sawyer.

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"Presented here together for the first time are the greatest of the ancient Chinese classics of strategic thought: The Complete Art of War. Probably the most famous work of strategy ever written, Sun Tzu's Art of War has sold millions of copies in many languages around the world. Lost for over two thousand years and only recently recovered, the Military Methods of Sun Pin (Sun Tzu's great-grandson) is a brilliant elaboration on his ancestor's work. Only The Complete Art of War brings the wisdom of these two ancient sages into a single volume and gives the reader a unique opportunity to master the essentials of Chinese thought on strategy, organization, and leadership." "The Sun family writings on strategy have proven their value through the ages, and they continue to reward careful study. By unveiling the complex, often unexpected, interrelationships of armies locked in battle, they reveal the enduring principles of success in the struggle of life itself. With a practical index to the essential principles of strategy, and Ralph Sawyer's thoughtful chapter-by-chapter commentaries, The Complete Art of War is designed to bring the reader new insights into the nature of human conflict." "Whether it is playing the game of politics or building a successful marriage, closing a deal or managing a large organization, making war or even making peace, The Complete Art of War stands as one of the ultimate guides to a deeper understanding of human affairs."--Jacket.
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