The Art of War is cited in popular media as something more than it actually is. It really is a very general war strategy guide, some of which is applicable to today, some not, and some translatable to other areas. An interesting part of the Art is doing the unpredictable to gain an upper hand until you become predictably unpredictable, at which time you perform the predictable to become unpredictable anew.
I have not finished this book, but love what I have read so far. If you're the type of person who gets bored by long winded stories and would prefer the short of everything, this is for you! Basically the entire book is made up of lines - just an entire book of oneliners about the art of war, and many other corrilating topics.
Review by my husband, who is a high school history teacher: "I enjoyed the commentary section in the back more than the English translation of SunTzu's writing. This book gives good insight on military tactics and strategy used by many generals and leaders."