Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Art of War by active 6th century B.C. Sunzi. No cover available. Download. The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. Sun Tzu (3 books) Lionel Giles was a British sinologist, writer, and philosopher, notable for his translation of The Art of War by Sun Tzu. The Giles translation of The Art of War succeeded British officer Everard Ferguson Calthrop's and translations, and.
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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.
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: None the less it still contains eternal truths guidelines and wisdoms. If I were setting up a backup up archive on say Mars this would be one of the texts I would would have engraved into the quantum level fabric of the data store: A great treasure for all of humanity.
War , like it or not is a part of our continuum and this book is eventually about how to NOT do it. If you must do it do it well and efficiently. Know your enemy, know yourself and know your environment.
In peace time prepare for war. During the war prepare for peace.
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