Book Reviews of The Art of War

The Art of War
The Art of War
Author: Sun Tzu
ISBN-13: 9780385299855
ISBN-10: 0385299850
Publication Date: 12/1/1989
Pages: 96
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Was as good as I had hoped. Not the text but written with the pinache of Clavell.
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Edited and with foreword by James Clavell (Tai-Pan, Shogun)
Translated by Lionel Giles
This is my second favorite translation of Sun Tzu's art of War, after the one by Thomas Cleary.
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A classic on Strategy and Tactics. Many take it beyond warfare. This translation also gives a fine short history of Early China , The First Emperor and warring states periods.
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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.
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three stars, it's a classic
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Good Book
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This has to be my favorite version of The Art of War. It is a nice hand-held hardback with beautiful sketches of dragons, warriors, and calligraphy, .
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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."
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Edited with a forward by James Clavell. Clavell refers to this frequently in Noble House.