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The Art of War

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

There is a reason why such diverse leaders as five-star generals, Fortune 500 CEO’s and Tony Soprano have consulted this classic book on the planning and conduct of military operations.

Written in China more than 2000 years ago, The Art of War remains one of the most quoted and reference how-to books every written. It offers wisdom on competition from 2,500 years ago. It’s thirteen chapters lay out for the reader guidance that centuries of readers have read and applied to their lives, struggles, and work. It covers all the steps of battle, be it in the office or across continents; topics include, "Five Essentials for Victory," "Tactical Dispositions," "Maneuvering," and many more. Table of Contents:

Laying Plants

  • Waging War
  • Attack by Stratagem
  • Tactical Dispositions
  • Energy
  • Weak Points and Strong
  • Maneuvering
  • Variations in Tactics
  • The Army on the March
  • Terrain
  • The Nine Situations
  • The Attack by Fire
  • The Use of Spies


  • No student of history, business, battle, or life should be without this historic book on tactics and leadership.

    “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

    “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

    “Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”

    “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”

    “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”

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    Product Details

    • Publisher: Skyhorse (May 7, 2013)
    • Length: 208 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781620874028

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