The Art of War
by : Sun Tzu (Author
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese text on military strategy written by Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu was a general, political adviser and philosopher during the 6th century BC. The Art of War was first introduced to a European audience in the early 18th century when it was translated by a Frenchman.The text is primarily concerned with the problems of managing an army, and how to win battles. Each of the thirteen chapters touches on a specific aspect of military science, including conventional warfare, guerrilla tactics and the role of espionage. It continues to be studied in military academies around the world, including the prestigious West Point. The Art of War has had a profound impact not just on the military affairs of men. Business and political leaders also find inspiration in this book, as its strategic principles apply broadly. This is a must read for anyone in a position of authority and responsibility, or those that aspire to it.