The Art of War: Deluxe Slipcase Edition (Hardcover)
This deluxe hardback edition of The Art of War is bound in luxurious silk and presented in a decorative slipcase, making the perfect collectible.Written around the 6th century BC, The Art of War is one of the oldest and most influential books on military strategy. It teaches you how, when battle commences, to think on your feet and catch your enemy off guard. Its penetrating theories are a must read for the modern day military enthusiast, business person and historian alike. This beautiful hardback gift edition features a foil-stamped cover design and a stunning range of full-color Chinese illustrations to lift and complement the text. It also includes a fascinating postscript on how the ideas of Sun Tzu have been put to use in business, sport and other areas of life. The perfect gift for anyone interested in ancient Chinese wisdom. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Silkbound Classics series brings together deluxe gift editions of literary classics, presented with luxurious silk binding, striking embossed cover designs and full-color illustrations.
Sun Tzu was an accomplished general and strategist in China who lived during the Spring and Autumn period (771 - 485BC). His treatise The Art of War is the most famous military text ever written and remains influential to this day. Lionel Giles (1875-1958) was a British sinologist, writer, and philosopher. Lionel Giles served as assistant curator at the British Museum and Keeper of the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books. He is most notable for his 1910 translations of The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Analects of Confucius.