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The Art Of War: Text And Commentary: By Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles, Sallie Stone Sun Tzu

The Art Of War: Text And Commentary: By Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles, Sallie Stone

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a military treatise over 2500 years old. Part I contains the basic text of The Art of War. Part II contains the complete book by Lionel Giles, which includes a biogaraphy of Sun Tzu, commentary by the translator andMoreThe Art of War by Sun Tzu is a military treatise over 2500 years old. Part I contains the basic text of The Art of War. Part II contains the complete book by Lionel Giles, which includes a biogaraphy of Sun Tzu, commentary by the translator and various authors with the text embedded within it. First Chapter Excerpt (Part I): I. LAYING PLANS 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in ones deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law- (2) Heaven- (3) Earth- (4) The Commander- (5) Method and discipline. 5,6. The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, ...