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The Art of War and Other Classics of Eastern Thought

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The Art of War by the Chinese general Sun Tzu is one of the most influential books of military strategy ever written. For more than 2,000 years, its aphoristic insights and wisdom have been applied in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from the business and legal professions to the martial arts and sports.

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Leather Bound, 760 pages
Published August 12th 2013 by Sterling
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Apr 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
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This isn't my first delving into Taoism or Eastern Ideologies. As an ideology Taoism is one on previous occasions I have found great joy in reading and learning from its wisdom. Picking up another copy of the Art of War with four other great Eastern writings for me was a no brainer. Unfortunately while the Art of War is translated by Lionel Giles is a good translation, everything else in the book is translated by James Legge.

Don't be upset if that means absolutely nothing to you, it meant nothin
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Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Art Of War & Other Classics Of Easter Philosophy showcases some of the most timeless and meaningful eastern philosophical classics to exist. The best part is that the book is as beautiful outside as the knowledge is endless in the inside.

With ivory white paper, and a solid binding and spine to boot, the Cantebury Classics offer a LOT of value in a leatherbound book. In fact, out of all the Cantebery Classics its hands down my favorite one - aesthetically pleasing and content-wise.

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Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An enduring book of numerous digestible wisdoms applicable to many aspects of life.
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Students of Spirituality.
Recommended to Marina by: My yoga teacher
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Norman Van Der Schyff
This is my third version of the Art of War. This one is special, as it is very well presented, printed and bound in leather. The philosophies that accompany the Art of War, which include the Tao Te Ching, Confucian Analects, The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean, and the Works of Mencius, all support to make the Art more understandable. It also gives an insight into the historical Chinese mindset. This specific issue makes for an excellent present for someone interested in management.
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very strategic indeed. I wonder if our current forces utilizes the strategies mapped out in this guide. I know I would.
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have revisited this book over and over and I love different piece of it each time. It's timeless, wise, and a defining guide on "what to do now?"
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read The Art of War before, but this edition has a commentary which was very interesting to read as well.
Auggie Heschmeyer
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great edition of this book. This was my third time reading it and I was still able to get new things out of it. Additionally, as this edition contains a collection of works that give context to the eponymous text (The Tao Te Ching, Confusician Analects, etc.), you're able to learn a thing or two about the worldview that led to Sun Tzu's masterpiece.
Sintija Buhanovska
Austrumu filozofijas klasika, kas aktuāla ir arī 21. gadsimta cilvēkiem. Mūžīgas vērtības, padomi, atziņas par valstīm, politiku, attiecībām, ģimeni, draudzību. Lasot nepamet jautājums: ja cilvēki jau daudzus simtus gadus atpakaļ zināja, uz kādiem principiem ir jāveido pasaules stabilitāte un ikviena labklājība, kāpēc mēs tomēr izliekamies, ka neko no tā visa nezinām? Vai kari un ienaids reiz spēs rimties? Un nevar taču nepiekrist, ka "(..) supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's res ...more
Oct 27, 2016 rated it liked it
The Art of War was great; I totally understand why it's still being taught in military schools today. The biggest problem I had with this book is that it was like 1oo pages of explaining and then 50 pages of actual text. This caused me to skip sections and skim a lot more than I usually do. Not helped by the fact this took me months to read.
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Sun Tzu (孫子; pinyin: Sūnzǐ) is a honorific title bestowed upon Sūn Wu (孫武 c. 544-496 BC), the author of The Art of War (孫子兵法), an immensely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy. Sun Tzu believed in the use of the military sciences to effect outcomes that would result in peace.

In the author's name, Sūn Wu, the character wu, meaning "military", is the same as the character in wu shu