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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high -ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high -ranking Support epubBooks by making a small PayPal donation download. Sun Tzu on the Art of War. Translated from the Chinese with Introduction. and Critical Notes. by. Lionel Giles. First Published in This web edition published.
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Yeti - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 3, Subject: Deep fundamentals I had studied military history and played wargames real deal, war college style for a couple of decades before reading Sun Tzu. So for me a lot of the text came across as all too obvious common sense.
But this text provides insights beyond physical tactics and historical interest and has earned its durable international reputation: Sun Tzu wrote about battlefield strategy, but also about campaign strategy, the economics of warfare, and the motives and morale of both soldiers and the politicians whose directives initiate war. This particular translation includes useful commentary referencing a variety of ancient commentaries, and draws comparison to more recent i.
Civil War referents. Anyone who wants to understand both literal warfare and "moral equivalents to war" would be well served to study this text and dwell in particular on whatever parts seem counter-intuitive or nonsensical: That's where a given reader will find challenges and rewards. As a lifelong pacifist, I make it my business to study war with grim determination.
The time to lay down that sword and shield and "study war no more" is when we arrive "down by the riverside. Five star rating because the scale does not go any higher. The Art Of War Seems most reviews here on this work are just about formatting or some such.
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This book, this work, is an English translation of recovered snippets of ancient Chinese script found on bamboo strips a couple of thousand of years old. So don't expect simple clarity, on a first read: When I say "Left turn," you must face towards your left hand.
When I say "Right turn," you must face towards your right hand. When I say "About turn," you must face right round towards your back. The words of command having been thus explained, he set up the halberds and battle-axes in order to begin the drill.
Then, to the sound of drums, he gave the order "Right turn.
Sun Tzu said: "If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. Sun Tzu: "If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame.
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The Art of War by active 6th century B.C. Sunzi
The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. When I say "Right turn," you must face towards your right hand.
Contrary to Lionel Giles' translation is the definitive edition and his commentary is indispensable. He taught that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it requires quickly responding appropriately to changing conditions.