The Art of War - Sun Tzu

The Art of War

By Sun Tzu

  • Release Date: 2010-10-04
  • Genre: Military
4 Score: 4 (From 5,664 Ratings)


An Apple Books Classic edition.

It’s believed that Sun Tzu wrote this Chinese military primer during the 5th century BC-hundreds of years before the Bible. The book’s 13 chapters explore principles that statesmen around the globe have employed for centuries to defeat their enemies at war.

Sun Tzu starts by mapping out the five fundamental factors that lead to war. He then covers a wide range of topics, from avoiding conflict altogether to strategically positioning soldiers, pulling off tactical maneuvers, and putting spies to use.

Despite the technological advances made since The Art of War was published, Sun Tzu is still considered one of history’s foremost military strategists, and his methods still ring true. While he wrote the book as a manual for those who would literally wield swords, it has reached a much broader audience in this day and age. Warriors of all kinds-like corporate leaders or athletes-seek out Sun Tzu’s wisdom in their quest for success.


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    By 3444333344
    So yeah, if you want to get better at the crucible you should read this.
  • Too many notes

    By Dpwiese
    Notes get in the way
  • Interesting

    By RymonsterMom
    Interesting read. Was curious what everyone was referencing
  • to protect my president

    By TroyLime37
    to protect my president
  • Too messy and too many notes

    By Enigma3000
    Theres too many notes and uses too many notes without explaining them very well.
  • Loved it

    By pspaperboy
    Great book, I recommend reading the entire book !
  • Not a good version.

    By MikeDLan
    This version is loaded with notes in between the original work. It makes it very difficult to read the original work straight through. Not a good version.
  • Meh

    By Montague J Druitt
    The book itself is excellent as always, but for the most part, the annotations get in the way of reading.
  • Knocked it off the list

    By Not so not so
    I have been meaning to read this book. I was not expecting the explanations in it. But at times they were helpful.
  • Great book

    By gmr442
    How can you go wrong with this book. It is mesmerizing!