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The Art of War Plus Its Amazing Secrets By Sun Tzu Book

This book is our most sophisticated analysis of the Chinese cultural and linguistic concepts underlying the strategic system of The Art of War. It offers the complete text of The Art of War on the left-hand pages and a stanza-by-stanza explanation in words and pictures on the facing pages. 

For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships.
Now, in this crisp, accessible new translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive running commentary from the can of traditional Chinese commentators.
A lively, learned introduction and other valuable apparatus round out this authoritative volume.
Author Biography
Sun Tzu was the author of The Art of War, an immensely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy (for the most part not dealing directly with tactics). He is also one of the earliest realists in international relations theory. John Minford has translated many works from the Chinese, including two volumes of the Penguin Classics edition of Cao Xueqin's eighteenth-century novel The Story of the Stone.
He is co-editor of the landmark anthology of translations Classical Chinese Literature.

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