‘The expert at battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage and does not demand it from his men’
The Art of War is the most widely read military classic in human history. Dating from the period of the warring states in early Chinese history, Sun Tzu’s insights into strategy are today prized by leaders in all walks of life.
This new gift edition combines the finest English translation with carefully chosen illustrations from the period
Includes a new introduction setting the work in its context and exploring the main philosophical issues.
Sun Tzu (c. 6th century BCE) was a Chinese general whose life is shrouded in mystery. It is believed that he served King Helu of Wu, and that he rose to fame as a result of his successful military exploits. Today he is a legendary figure in Asia, and his works are cited in every discipline from sports to politics in the West.