The Art of War - Sun Tzu

The Art of War

By Sun Tzu

  • Release Date: 2010-10-04
  • Genre: Military History
Score: 4
From 8,439 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

It’s believed that Sun Tzu wrote this Chinese military primer during the 5th century BC-hundreds of years before the Bible. The book’s 13 chapters explore principles that statesmen around the globe have employed for centuries to defeat their enemies at war.

Sun Tzu starts by mapping out the five fundamental factors that lead to war. He then covers a wide range of topics, from avoiding conflict altogether to strategically positioning soldiers, pulling off tactical maneuvers, and putting spies to use.

Despite the technological advances made since The Art of War was published, Sun Tzu is still considered one of history’s foremost military strategists, and his methods still ring true. While he wrote the book as a manual for those who would literally wield swords, it has reached a much broader audience in this day and age. Warriors of all kinds-like corporate leaders or athletes-seek out Sun Tzu’s wisdom in their quest for success.


  • Content

    By Cuch01
    Super good book gives really good connections with quotes and insights from other perspectives

    By OAT MILK 666
    I just scrolled through looking for artwork and pictures
  • 5
    By 山猫赛高
    《孙子兵法》是一部历史悠久、内容丰富的军事理论著作,对后世影响深远,在多个领域都有着重要的地位和作用。以下是对《孙子兵法》的几点评价: 1. **军事领域的崇高地位**:《孙子兵法》在军事领域拥有至高无上的地位,它深刻地指导了军事理论的研究和实战应用。该书系统地从多个方面讨论了军事战争的规律,形成了全局的战争观,彰显了古代军事思想的魅力。 2. **哲学和管理的智慧**:《孙子兵法》不仅仅是一本军事书籍,它还包含了深刻的哲学思想和管理智慧。它教导人们如何经营资源,包括军队、金钱、粮食、人脉、时间等,因此它在商界和其他非军事领域同样受到重视。 3. **国际影响力**:《孙子兵法》是中国古籍中在世界范围内影响最大、最为广泛的著作之一。它的战略和谋略思想不仅在中国,也在世界范围内被广泛研究和运用。 4. **核心思想的现代适用性**:尽管《孙子兵法》中的一些具体理论可能因时代变迁而显得过时,但其核心思想,如“知彼知己,百战不殆”,依然被视为现代战争和竞争的通用准则。 5. **文化遗产的瑰宝**:《孙子兵法》作为中国军事文化遗产中的璀璨瑰宝,是中国古代最伟大的军事理论著作之一,对中国乃至世界的文化传统产生了深远的影响。 综上所述,《孙子兵法》不仅是军事领域的经典之作,也是包含广泛智慧的哲学巨著,其价值和影响力跨越了时间和空间,至今仍被世人所推崇和研究。
  • Good

    By gyviyvug
  • Neat Notes

    By Dobv_123
    For me the coolest thing about it was the translator’s notes. He’d tell stories about how Sun Tzu’s principles were used even up to Napoleon, and he’d talk about how different translators thought differently about certain clauses. If there was a translation for the Bible with all these notes, I’d waste my entire life reading it
  • How I think of this book

    By Leah⭐️.
    I feel like this going to because feel good I don’t now how to describe it but yes
  • Where the f is everybody going?

    By YoMamma Candis
    Like, where is whoever going in with what and when? My curiosity is geeked and peaked!!
  • almost perfect

    By BluSpidey
    the book left out Sun Tzu’s most basic tennant: “Whatever you do, don’t reveal all your techniques in a Youtube video, you fool, you moron.”
  • Uhhhh

    By Konnor18
    Is this some kind of cult?
  • Great change of pace.

    By jugstery
    Allowed me to read during my mornings and has a lot of good information… :) useful.