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The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Art of War
By Sun Tzu

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu was written in China in the late-sixth century BC and is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world. The book is attributed to Sun Tzu, a high ranking military general and strategist of the Kingdom of Wu. This translation of The Art of War, by Lionel Giles, is written in simple form without notes so that the reader may interpret and form their own opinions as to meaning.

The Art of War is of equal value to both military historians and students of business strategy.

Excerpt:

Laying Plans

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Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State.

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It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

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