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The Art of War

The Art of War

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The Art of War

by Sun Tzu; James Trapp (translator)

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1907446788
ISBN 13
9781907446788
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London: Amber Books, 2022. Purchased NEW. Dual-language edition with editorial notes. The unread book is tight with solid hinges and good tips. The textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate, or markings and not BCE, ex-library, or remaindered. The book is Chinese-bound, which refers to a publishing method that folds the page with writing on the front and back. Holes are created along the sides and the pages are then stitched together. No dust jacket, as issued. 96 pages. 7½ x 10½ tall.

This edition contains the full original 13 chapters on such topics as laying plans, attacking by stratagem, weaponry, terrain, and the use of spies. Sun Tzu addresses different campaign situations, marching, energy, and exploiting your enemy's weaknesses.

Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" is still used as a book on military strategy today. Napoleon, Mae Zedong, and Douglas MacArthur all claimed to have drawn inspiration from it. Beyond the world of war, modern-era business and management gurus have also applied Sun Tzu's ideas to politics and corporate strategy.

James Trapp is the author of "Chinese Characters: The Art and Meaning of Hanzi," and "Chinese Proverbs." Trapp teaches Mandarin and is an Education Officer on the China Collection at the British Museum.

Synopsis

The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC, during the Spring and Autumn period. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still one of the basic texts. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy. It has had an influence on Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and beyond.

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Bookseller
Armadillo Alley Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
4225
Title
The Art of War
Author
Sun Tzu; James Trapp (translator)
Format/Binding
Cloth
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Collector's Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1907446788
ISBN 13
9781907446788
Publisher
Amber Books
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2022
Pages
96
Size
7.5 x 10.5
Keywords
war, strategy, james trapp, sun tzu
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Collector's Editions;

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