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The Art of War (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

(Book #22 in the Penguin Great Ideas Series Series)

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The Art of War is a renowned ancient Chinese military treatise written by Sun Tzu, a military strategist and philosopher. Composed around the fifth century BC, it provides valuable insights into... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

10 ratings

Wrong edition

Advertised as 1899 but was 1994

Not the right version

I thought it the was the original copy of this book definitely not what I expected

Not the complete texts. One or two tiny paragraphs on each page.

Bought this for a Christmas present, it is an abridged edition, maybe a fourth of the original. No returns as it is a few cents under $15. Total waste of money!!!

Have had several copies of this book over the years but I end up giving away to people who express a

Have read and reread several times. Surprised when people have never heard of this book. There is a reason why this book has withstood the test of time.

Sun Tzu knows what's good

There's a lot of history and other stories that make up the majority of the book, which was good for me but maybe not for everyone. Even if you never see battle with your own eyes, this can give you some good life advice.

Great book

Great quality!

A book worth reading multiple times for.

Simply advice and thinking styles that transcend time.


Arrived on time Interesting

Everyone should know about Sun Tzu...

I take a star off because, frankly, alot of the geography/history is a bit too arcane for the Western reader. But it's a great book nonetheless.

The most awesome book on tactics and strategy in one book!!!

My jaw dropped when i first read this book, i never new something this detailed on war existed! A must read for war gamers, these strategies can be used for a variety of games out there. Nicely done format, awesome commentries....words cannot explain....

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