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9781590302255

The Art of War

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590302255

  • ISBN10:

    1590302257

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-11
  • Publisher: Shambhala

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Summary

Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher,The Art of Waris still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict,The Art of Warapplies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

Author Biography

The warrior-philosopher and master strategist Sun Tzu, about whom little is known, compiled The Art of War more than two thousand years ago. Legend has it that he was known for the brilliant campaigns he led around the time of Confucius. His work was memorized and passed down orally, before eventually being copied onto bamboo strips and passed around.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Laying Plansp. 13
Waging Warp. 21
Attack by Stratagemp. 27
Tactical Dispositionsp. 35
Use of Energyp. 41
Weak Points and Strongp. 49
Maneuvering an Armyp. 59
Variation of Tacticsp. 69
The Army on the Marchp. 75
Classification of Terrainp. 87
The Nine Situationsp. 97
The Attack by Firep. 115
The Use of Spiesp. 121
Other Books from Ulysses Pressp. 126
About the Introduction Authorp. 130
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