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Wiles of War 36 Military Strategems

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"There can never be too much deception in war," so goes a familiar Chinese maxim.

"Engage the enemy by your normal force and defeat it by your extraordinary forces," exhorted Sun Zi, author of Art of War, the greatest military classic of China.

Thus deception constitutes a main topic in every ancient Chinese classic on military strategy. However, it is uncommon for a book

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Paperback, 343 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by China Books & Periodicals
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Aaron
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you're a geek for war stories and Chinese history, this book is a great English language recap of 36 great battle tales of military cunning. The language isn't the greatest, but the best option out there unless you read it in Chinese itself.
Paul
May 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not exciting at all, but along with the 36 techniques of warcraft they also give you breif stories of Chinese history in which each strategy was successfully carried out. A good way to learn more about Chinese history.
Maxo Marc
Filled with some of the clever strategems I've ome across.
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