Author(s): Sun Tzu; Jonathan Clements (Introduction by)
Read the Essential Guide to Strategy "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." ? Sun Tzu, The Art of War Despite technological advancement, this ancient Chinese text is still the definitive work of military strategy. In the last 2,500 years, Sun Tzu's military treatise has transcended its role as a battlefield guide and has been used as a foundational text for business, leadership and more. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.
An elegant pocket hardback edition of Sun Tzu's definitive work on military strategy
Sun Tzu (Master Sun) was a native of the north-eastern Chinese kingdom of Qi. He was a contemporary of Confucius and famous by 512 BC as the author of 'thirteen chapters' on military matters. Recruited by the ruler of the southern kingdom of Wu, he was supposedly responsible for several decisive victories over neighbouring states. The translator, Jonathan Clements, is the author of many books on Asia including biographies of Chairman Mao, Confucius and Khublai Khan.