The Art of War by Sun Tzu: the beautifully reproduced 1910 edition, with introduction by Andy McNab, Critical Notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. and illustrations

The Art of War by Sun Tzu - published by Apostrophe Books



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  • Introduction by SAS and Gulf War hero Andy McNab DCM MM
  • The 1910 edition of The Art of War
  • Includes a series of illustrations and photographs
  • Translated from Chinese by scholar Lionel Giles
  • Bonus material: introduction and notes by Lionel Giles
  • Beautifully formatted in this Apostrophe Books edition

From the battlefield to the boardroom, The Art of War has been the definitive book on strategy for more than 2,000 years.

General Sun Tzu’s work, still required reading for CIA officers today, has decided battles in conflicts throughout the world, and has been used in warfare by the likes of US generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, Chairman Mao, and the fearsome armies of the Vietcong.

Its focus on outsmarting your opponent without resorting to warfare has also seen it put to use in both the workplace and the sports field, and is famously studied by sports coaches such as Luiz Felipe ‘Big Phil’ Scolari, whose World Cup-winning Brazil side of 2002 read it cover to cover.

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,” wrote Sun Tzu, “while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”

Now read the masterpiece in this beautifully-produced Apostrophe Books edition with an introduction by Gulf War legend and bestselling author Andy McNab – the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS.



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“Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is among the greatest classics of military literature ever written.”
General Alfred Gray, US Marine Corps

The Art of War, Sun Tzu’s thirteen-chapter guide to strategy, might date from about 500 BC, but in my opinion it’s still one of the most important military textbooks ever written. In Asia, even civilians know it by name and you’ll find it on the mainstream bookshelves of all bookstores.”
Andy McNab



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