The Art of War - Sun Tzu

The Art of War

By Sun Tzu

  • Release Date: 2010-10-04
  • Genre: Military
Score: 3.5
From 449 Ratings


It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.


  • Brilliant

    By Jack Aaron Scott
    A timeless strategical and philosophical masterpiece, with many various opinions and interpretations, making it suitable and easy to read for anyone. You don't need to be training as an army officer to appreciate the endless amount of knowledge, much of which can be transferred to general, everyday life.
  • Brilliant Book

    By PsuedomicSquid
    I know now how to crush my enemies to a pulp, bring them to their knees and make them beg for mercy. My troops will bring them to the ground and their pride!
  • Sun tzu

    By Skiza13
    Great read with some valuable background and surrounding information. I would happily have paid for this- grab it while its free its a steal :)
  • Fractured

    By Ildozard
    Although a lot of effort has gone into translating the text, the book was pretty unreadable as the sentences are continually fractured by references or commenting on what other people have said. I would have just preferred to read what sun tzu wrote, if they want to add a foreword in fine.
  • The art of war

    By Chysblgc
    This is a slightly odd version of this book. It reads like an academics first draft. The extra notes and interpretations vary from incomprehensible to fascinating. I would recommend it to a casual reader but don't be afraid to skip the odd page.
  • The Only Business Book You'll Ever Need

    By Woodby
    Books survive for a reason. The wisdom in this book has been regurgitated thousands of times but never bettered. It is the first and only business book you'll ever need.
  • Oh my god!! Is the author getting paid by the word??

    By drjaywalker
    Way too long.... Why use 37 words when one will do?? ... Try another author
  • Antiques? War?

    By Billy Bushwhacker
    David Dickenson. True or False?
  • Great

    By Jakenicolaides
    Only a third through it, but it is a really great read. The commentator does a great job of making the chinese proverbs understandable and makes it easy for any age. I am 16 and i found it compelling. I definately recomend this book despite its length.
  • Great contemporary military application

    By S3CT10N9
    I found this a very interesting and real-life applicable book and the anecdotes made by the commentator(s) are also interesting as well as factual information :D