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The Art of War (Shambhala Pocket Library)

ISBN 
9781611806977
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R235.00
Published 
April 2020
About the book: 
The most prestigious and influential book on strategy and dealing with conflict, beautifully translated for clear, accessible reading.
 
In the words of Sun Tzu, "To win without fighting is best." This timeless Chinese classic captures the essence of military strategy used in ancient East Asia, with lessons on how to handle conflict confidently, efficiently, and successfully. The techniques and instructions discussed in The Art of War apply to competition and conflict on every level, from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through an understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.
 
Thomas Cleary's translation is a breakthrough achievement that has been a gold standard among translations for three decades, offering the complete text in eminently readable prose with short commentaries by other ancient Chinese strategists and philosophers interwoven throughout.
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