The Art of War Spiral-Bound | August 20, 2020

Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles (Translated by)

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Sun Tzu's The Art of War is the earliest-known treatise on war and military science, studying how to shape tactics with ever-evolving situations. This elegant hardback edition makes a perfect gift for those interested in ancient Chinese wisdom.

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. - Sun Tzu

The Art of War is the earliest-known and most famous treatise on military science. Written by military general Sun Tzu in Ancient China, it provides tactical advice on war strategy and how to adjust your approach in ever-evolving situations.

Despite being written over two thousand years ago, its shrewd and penetrating theories are used today as a source of insight into many areas of life, including leadership and corporate strategy.

This elegant, compact gift-edition features gold-gilded page edges, ivory paper, golden foil stamping on the cover and beautiful illustrations within, making it the perfect gift for all readers interested in ancient Chinese wisdom.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Ornate Classics are beautifully bound gifts editions of iconic literary works across history. These compact, foil-embossed hardbacks are richly illustrated and printed using deluxe ivory paper.

Publisher: Baker & Taylor Publisher Services
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1838576371
Item Weight: 0.49 lbs
Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.62 x 6.5 inches
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Sun Tzu was an accomplished general and strategist in China who lived during the Spring and Autumn period (771 - 485BC). His treatise The Art of War is the most famous military text ever written and remains influential to this day.

Lionel Giles (1875-1958) served as assistant curator at the British Museum, specialising in Chinese literature and history. He is most notable for his translation of ancient Chinese texts, including The Art of War and The Analects of Confucius.