The Art of War by Sun Tzu

This is the first volume in the Seven Classics on War and Politics

New Modern Edition

The Art of War by Sun Tzu - New Modern Edition
Third Edition
A new translation by Jeff Mcneill
Classics on War and Politics, Vol. 1
Published in the USA 2019-10-15, 2018-02-08, 2012-12-06.
Copyright © 2012, 2018, 2019 by Classics Press LLC.
Original work in ancient Chinese by Sun Tzu (544–496 BCE).
Published in premodern China, 5th c. BCE.

History / Military / Strategy
History / Asia / China
Political Science / Public Policy / Military Policy

Ebook ISBN 978-1-938412-00-4
Print ISBN 978-1-938412-00-4

Ebook ISBN 978-1-938412-08-0
Print ISBN 978-1-938412-08-0

Ebook ISBN 978-1-938412-20-2
Print ISBN 978-1-938412-21-9
Audio ISBN 978-1-938412-22-6

Possibly the foremost classic of military strategy, The Art of War was written by Sun Tzu (Sunzi, Sun Wu), a quasi-legendary figure. The work dates from the 6th to the 3rd century BCE. It is known worldwide as required reading for students of political and military science and history.

As with other classics, many of its themes are timeless. Quotations from the work can be meaningful apart from the thousands of years which separate us from the time and place of its creation.

The Art of War is itself a brief work. However, it is generally packaged with extensive commentary and additional essays, so that it appears to be a book of around 200 pages or more. This new modern edition is less than 50 pages.

Much of what is added to these editions is only interesting to academics or students of the minutiae of history. At the same time, the intentions of readers tends to be to find out what it is that makes this work such a classic, not learn about the history of its commentaries.

New Modern Edition - Reviews

From 2012-2017 this work has sold 2,900 copies with 97 ratings and 4.5/5 stars on Google Play Books.

This classic is written in a way that anyone can understand. Would like to see more books of this nature please. - Martin Robertson

It's a really good book. I've read it before but it's nice how they condensed it and made it easier to understand. - Steven Magana

I found this book to be very interesting. Shorter than I expected but a good quick read. I believe the principles in this book are found often in life today, more so than we realize. Thanks to the author and all those who brought a good presentation of this ancient work. - Aaron Sierra

An excellent translation of the Chinese classic of strategic planning. - James Dockery

It was a short read but very informative. Personally I find this to be better than the original. It's easier to digest the information because the original has unusual sentence structure. - Viter Nguyen

Audiobook Edition

  • Availability March 2020

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