Art of War (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European) (Paperback)

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By Sun Tzu, Samuel B. Griffith (Translator), B. H. Liddell Hart (Foreword by)
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Written in China over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu's The Art of War provides the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations. These wise, aphoristic essays contain principles acted upon by such twentieth-century Chinese generals as Mao Tse Tung. Samuel Griffith offers a much-needed translation of this classic which makes it even more relevant to the modern world. Including an explanatory introduction and selected commentaries on the work, this edition makes Sun Tzu's timeless classic extremely accessible to students of Chinese history and culture, as well as to anyone interested in the highly volatile military and political issues in present-day China.

About the Author

The late Samuel B. Griffith is the author of The Battle for Guadalcanal and the editor and translator of Mao Tse-tung: "On Guerilla War".

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195014761
ISBN-10: 0195014766
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 15th, 1971
Pages: 222
Language: English
Series: UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European