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350 g; X, 86 pages, last three pages blank, edited and with a foreword by James Clavell. The book is in good condition, and the original dust jacket shows only minor signs of rubbing on the edges, and a half inch tear at the bottom right-hand corner of the front panel. This book is the translation by Lionel Giles originally published in 1910, and James Clavell has taken a few liberties with this translation to make it a little more accessible, and in the Chinese method, has inserted some of Giles's notes immediately after the passage is to which they refer. -- page 6 previous owners name on the 1st page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0385292163. ISBN/EAN: 9780385292160. Inventory No: 0257906. This book is light and post will be reduced to $7.00 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle....
These are the words of ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, whose now-classic treatise, The Art of War, was written more than 2,500 years ago. Originally a text for victory on the battlefield, the book has vastly transcended its original purpose.
Here is a seminal work on the philosophy of successful leadership that is as applicable to contemporary business as it is to war. Today many leading American business schools use the text as required reading for aspiring managers, and even Oliver Stone's award-winning film Wall Street cites The Art of War as a guide to those who strive for success.
Now acclaimed novelist James Clavell, for whom Sun Tzu's writing has been an inspiration, gives us a newly edited Art of War. Author of the best-selling Asian saga consisting of Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-jin, King Rat, Noble House, and Whirlwind, Clavell first heard about Sun Tzu in Hong Kong in 1977, and since then The Art Of War has been his constant companion--he refers to it frequently in Noble House. He has taken a 1910 translation of the book and clarified it for the contemporary reader. This new edition of The Art Of War is an extraordinary book made even more relevant by an extraordinary editor.
Review: The Art of War was written over 2,300 years ago in what is now North China. Yet it still remains a contemporary lesson on how to attain victory without going to battle. Modern-day warriors find its ancient strategies helpful regardless of whether the conflict dwells in the boardroom or the bedroom. Despite numerous references to enemies, generals, and armies, The Art of War is about nonaggression. At its core, The Art of War offers a sophisticated lesson on "taking whole," meaning staying openhearted and relaxed in order to sidestep a fight--whether you are a field commander, a CEO, or a frustrated mother putting a resistant son to bed. This particular translation comes from the Denma Translation Group, led by scholars Kidder Smith and James Gimian (publisher of Shambhala Sun magazine). Because of the text's obscure wording (even the Chinese find the original document cumbersome), the translators have inserted helpful commentary that removes some of the linguistic barriers. --Gail Hudson
Título: the Art of War
Editorial: Delacorte Press, New York
Año de publicación: 1983
Encuadernación: Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Delacorte Press, 1983. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP2561407
Descripción Delacorte Press, 1983. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96306967
Descripción Delacorte Press, 1983. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP10071464
Descripción Delacorte Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2706445313
Descripción Delacorte Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2769687013
Descripción Delacorte Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2779625491
Descripción Delacorte Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2780447501
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería PL01583145B
Descripción Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Nº de ref. de la librería G0385292163I3N00
Descripción Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0385292163I3N01