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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (68,056 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sun-tzu Narrator: Lorna Raver and Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-Tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.

In this crisp, accessible new translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life, presenting the core text in two formats, first the unadorned 13 chapters of the original work by Sun-Tzu followed by the same text with extensive running commentary by classical Chinese scholars as well as Minford himself. The result is an opportunity for Western readers to experience Sun-Tzu's work in all its intensity as it applies to many aspects of our lives.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mark Papa | 2/20/2014

    " The rating reflects the terrible edition I read rather than the text. It wasn`t even this edition, but an Indian one with very poorly translated commentary published by Classic Library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charles Volchansky | 2/17/2014

    " One of the great classical works. Many believe that the subject of this work pertains only to war, sports, and business. Yet this work provides insight to relationships. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Crystal Wallar | 2/17/2014

    " I will have to reread this. Not good choice after reading The Life of Pi. I'll give if another shot down the road & see how I feel then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hollie Bush | 2/12/2014

    " Not a difficult read per se, but some parts were more difficult than others in terms of finding relevance to my modern life. I did however learn that by decapitating two poor performers you make the remainder of the group into better performers. As a manager I found this to be a very helpful bit of information. Now where's my guillotine? "

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