The LogosWord Website
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth  
Home page Bible software Online shopping Webstore Archive Booklists
LogosWord | LogosLite | Amazon Webstore | LogosComment | Resources | Software | Links | About | Donate | Contact
The Art of War
~Tzu Sun , Ralph D. Sawyer
Click to enlarge...
List price: £3.50
Our price: £3.50
Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Average customer rating: 3.6 out of 5
1 star1 star1 star1 starNo star
Sales rank: 958

Product Information

Media: Hardcover
ISBN/ASIN : 0762415983
Manufacturer : Running Press Miniature Editions
Release data : July, 2003

Search for related products

  • Special Features - Used Books - History - Military History - General
  • Special Features - Used Books - Religion & Spirituality - Other Religions
  • Special Features - Used Books - Religion & Spirituality - Other Religions - Eastern Mystical Philosophy
  • Special Features - Used Books - Society, Politics & Philosophy - Warfare & Defence - General
  • Subjects - History - Military History - General
  • Subjects - Religion & Spirituality - Other Religions - Eastern Mystical Philosophy
  • Subjects - Society, Politics & Philosophy - Warfare & Defence - General

  • A selection of product reviews

    1 star1 star1 starNo starNo star    A few grains of truth in a lot of chaff

    This issue the Running Press Book Publishers is the miniatures edition and can fit in your pocket. You can pull it out anywhere and look studious.

    Today many of Sun Tzu quotas are floating around mixed with Shakespeare and the Bible. And as with many of the quote they are out of context and misleading. The quoter usually thinks repeating the word is some sort of magic.

    It is easy with hindsight and a closer look at the future to dismiss Sun Tzu as his practical tactical knowledge is of a time and place long gone. He spends a lot of time on the use of weapons and information gathering techniques of the time. This can be interesting in a historical context; other wise it is quite amusing.

    Oh yes those grains of truth I mentioned, well they may sound like clichés but they are still viable. "Know your enemy and know yourself". Others are just practical sense and statistical outcomes that you learn in any military training. I could go through the list, but again that is why you buy the book.

    Now just as you decide that the book is outdated for any practical purposes today we have artillery and now stealth and precision, the reminder that "no two wars are alike" and "it is flexibility that makes a difference" is being shown today to still be true. Even in today's wars there is a need for good intelligence and deception. We put a lot of time and energy into Psy-Ops. Sun Tzu shows the advantage in specialized units and crack troops.

    I have spent several years in the military and in business and can say this book is a nice addition to history, otherwise of very little value to today's world for war.

    As a Project Manager I can tell you that this book has little value to today's business. Projects are about efficiency, cooperation, and ROI not war.

    1 star1 star1 star1 starNo star    Timeless wisdom

    I'd compare The Art Of War to a compass, as in it is compact enough to be kept in your hand to use for guidance wherever you might be. Analysis of a contentious situation (whether in litigation, war or other dispute) along these guidelines can show you whether you should be choosing to fight where you are weak, etc. The principles it holds are of such general application it can be compared to the basic laws of physics, or suchlike. It should be of interest to anyone who considers themselves to apply their intellect to the world

    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    Indescribable Initial Impression -----> My Military Minded

    When i first saw the size of this book i felt like i had been robbed. After my initial read of the treatise i was highly impressed at its "rules to war" if you like. Even though it was written over 2000 years ago it is still relevent today, which i think is absolutely astonishing. If you are business or money orientated then this book is for you. It is also good for improving military minded mentalitys.

    Product Options

    Secure online payment

    Add directly to Amazon basket
    Let someone else know about this product!

    Read some Amazon reviews about this product.

    Search in other countries

    Other Recommended products

    Check the box on any product below that you'd like to include in your basket when you hit the 'Add to basket' button.

    The Book of Five Rings
    Add to basket
    Usually within 24 hours
    "The Prince" and "The Art of War" (Collector's Library)
    Add to basket
    Usually within 24 hours
    The Prince (Oxford World's Classics)
    Add to basket
    Usually within 24 hours
    Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
    Add to basket
    Usually within 24 hours
    The Art of War
    Add to basket
    Usually within 24 hours
    US Home |  UK Home |  Help |  About Us |  Admin Options |  Contact Us |  ©2004 The LogosWord Website | Amazon Webstore Version 04050100