The Art of War

The Art of War

Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and cilivzation have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which should be used to gain advantage o Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military...

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Title:The Art of War
Author:Sun Tzu
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:孫子兵法 [Sūnzi bīngfǎ]
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:273 pages pages

The Art of War Reviews

  • Sporkurai
    May 05, 2007
    Evidently, it seems, for the last couple thousand years, EVERYONE has been using the same textbook on how to conduct a war. It also seems to be that nobody even knows for sure who wrote the book or when, but everyone uses it anyway. Included in this book are precious reminders that str...
  • Tom Marotta
    Jul 17, 2007
    So many little wars must be waged daily. Works on the battlefield and the office. CLASSICS: "When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move." "In conflict, straightforward actions generally lead to engagement, surprising actions...
  • Lily
    Aug 25, 2007
    If you've ever picked up a self-help book where the author is repeatedly stating the obvious, then you've experienced the writing style of this book. The overall concepts could've been summarized in a short essay rather than a book. Its length is a testament to its antiquity, though th...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 24, 2012
    S?nz? B?ngf?=Sun Tzu The Art of War, Sun Tzu ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ????? ??? 1995 ?????? ?????: ??? ???? ???: ??? ???? ??? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???????? ???? 1364? ?? ??...
  • Alejandro
    Aug 04, 2014
    The wise warrior avoids the battle. I can't think in a better quote to begin this review. Sometimes, reading books about war tactics or novels of the genre of war, is confused with glorify wars, destruction, death and all sad things that are results of a war. But, at least, in ...
  • Petra X
    May 29, 2012
    Simply put, Sun Tzu says that it is better not to fight than to be involved in a conflict, but if you are going to have to fight, then you have to do it to win, and these are the various strategies, often brutal, that will get you that result. Niccol Machiavelli, in The Prince say...
  • Colleen
    Sep 16, 2008
    While Sun Tzu is constantly praised for his work on The Art of War, I find it hard to believe that it has inspired anyone. This famous military strategy book has provided people such as Napoleon and the cast of 'Survivor: China' advice on handling the opposing force. However, despite t...
  • Riku Sayuj
    May 11, 2014
    Quick Demo: On Ruining a Classic Text Kaufman (author more than translator, I feel) boasts: In this work you will learn how people are to be treated and dealt with. The work was written for men in command and leaders of states. It is for the ambitious and strong spirited; do not s...
  • Anne
    Jul 12, 2015
    Hey! Look at me stepping outside my comfort zone! I saw this audiobook in the library, and I thought it looked interesting. Hell, I've got 4 kids. This could come in handy. Next year I'll have not one, but two teenage boys. I need to prepare myself to defend my babies home fro...
  • Marvin
    Jul 23, 2011
    My wife says watching me read The Art of War is like watching Danny DeVito read The Joy of Sex. I'm not sure how to take that. Bottom line, I'm a lover not a fighter. I started this because I know that many people love this work and say they get a lot out of it. But it became clear ...
  • Brina
    Nov 05, 2017
    Sun Tzu's The Art of War is said to be the oldest military treatise in the world. Written centuries before the height of the Chinese empire before the common era, this slim volume did not make its way to the west until 1890, when French colonists brought a copy back to Paris. Regarded ...
  • J.L.   Sutton
    Jan 16, 2016
    Understanding the ground you're standing on (strategically) is a paramount concern of Sun Tzu's treatise on The Art of War. This ground (and the moves and countermoves you can make from it) can be interpreted not just as advice on combat, but also on business and relationships. This is...
  • Lyn
    Dec 27, 2017
    Who reads the Art of War? OK, sure everybody, or anybody can, but who actually does and why? If we could somehow take a survey and create a pie chart of who reads this 2500 year old Chinese manual, what would we find, who reads it? Military professionals, sure; executives, pro...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Oct 17, 2016
    Frankly, I got tired of my husband quoting this and having no idea what he was talking about. So, Heidi-the-Hippie/Librarian picked up The Art of War. I must love him a great deal because this was so not my thing though I valiantly struggled my way through it. I'd say about three quart...
  • Michelle
    Jan 08, 2016
    This was on the "Surprise Yourself" stack at the library. It was a choice between "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Art of War". I took the latter even if I think I'm more of a lover than a fighter. Besides, the stack was on the front desk, choosing the former is kinda awkward. I am quit...
  • Ahmed H. Mansour
    Feb 05, 2017
    It is hard to speculate that this book has been written for one single era...When you read it you realise it meant to stay and teach all the humanity, a book that needs to be taught in schools, teaching kids how to THINK....How it is SIMPLE to THINK....Now THAT`S somthing they don`t us...
  • Roy Lotz
    Jun 03, 2013
    The Art of Goodreads 1. Lotz says: The greatest books are the ones you never have to read, and the greatest words are the ones you never have to speak. Likewise, the greatest book reviews are the ones you never have to write. 2. There are five types of books: (1) Ones I have re...
  • Obied Alahmed
    Nov 04, 2017
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  • Foad
    Sep 15, 2015
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  • Bookdragon Sean
    Aug 28, 2015
    We all know one person who has an answer for everything. This person is usually annoying and won?t accept that sometimes they?re just wrong; they won?t accept that at some point their logic may fail them and run dry; they?re completely resolute in what they believe and they jus...
  • Alice Poon
    Dec 05, 2016
    I read the Chinese version with English translation. I was most impressed with this observation: that winning every war is not the best scenario; the most ideal scenario is where one manages to repel an enemy without fighting. The other theory I found convincing is that a shrewd fighte...
  • Araz Goran
    Sep 27, 2015
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  • Alex Farrand
    Mar 09, 2017
    I listened to The Art of War for a few reasons; 1) It was only a hour long, 2) It was free because I am an Amazon Prime member, 3) It was narrated by Aiden Gillen, also known as Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger. So, I jumped into it, and listened to it during a car ride. The Art of W...
  • Diamond Cowboy
    Feb 25, 2015
    The Art of War was written around 500 BC by a man of amazing stragedy named Sun Tzu. It was written on very thin strips of bamboo and pain stakenly sewed together. This volume describes the strgedies to create a very successful life, win in battles and relationships. This book has been...
  • R.K. Gold
    Feb 17, 2017
    Glad I finally read this book. I know it's considered one of the ultimate classics and I had always put it off because it's short, justifying the procrastination to myself by saying "I can read it in a day it's no big deal if I start tomorrow." Well tomorrow finally came and I read it....
  • Dannii Elle
    Jan 29, 2016
    If anyone is looking for a war general I am available and well versed in war tactics due to this book. Hook me up. ...
  • Reading Corner
    Dec 12, 2015
    I really enjoyed reading this, it was really interesting and insightful. I know I'll definitely be reading this again! ...
  • Mahdi Lotfi
    Sep 24, 2017
    2500 ??? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ?? ????? ???. ?? ????? ??????? ? ?? ?????? ??? ????? ????? ? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ? ???...
  • Bill Paxton
    Feb 16, 2017
    Awesome book... Pretty amazing insights. What I really loved is the fact that much of the insights can be used in today's fiercely competitive corporate scenarios as well. Must read! I bought this book at special price from here: https://www.amazon.com/Art-War-Sun-Tz... ...
  • peiman-mir5 rezakhani
    Aug 01, 2016
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