The Art of War

theartofwarThe Art of War
by Sun Tzu
2nd to 4th century BC (probably last revision)
very short – less than 50 pages
rating  10 (I guess)  – classic non-fiction, military strategy,  maybe theory
translated by Lionel Giles –

Interesting book, for the most part – it’s basically a point by point treatise on how a good leader will conduct wars.  It’s not at all pro-war – actually, Sun was often against war – but if you have to fight then fight to win.  These are the principles. Most of the printed editions  those days use some kind of annotation or explanation below the point. Those are sometimes interesting, often dull as dirt. >>>>MORE>>>>

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