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Deciphering Sun Tzu

Author : Derek M. C. Yuen
ISBN : 9780199373512
Genre : History
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Published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by C. Hurst & Co.

The Ultimate Art Of War

Author : Antony Cummins
ISBN : 9781786783066
Genre : History
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This is the most accessible edition of Art of War ever produced, with the text broken down into digestible individual lessons, unique teaching illustrations to clarify the text, and step-by-step commentary that draws on the full range of recent translations and ancient commentators. Composed in the 5th century BC, Sun Tzu's Art of War is the earliest-known treatise on military strategy, and is still hugely popular around the world for its perceptive tactical advice to commanders on how to win at war with minimal bloodshed. Aimed at all those who want to study the text in depth, this is the first step-by-step guide to the famous treatise, breaking down the 13 chapters of the original into 200 easily digested lessons, from 'do not press a desperate enemy' to 'control your troops through bond of loyalty' to 'when you are weak, beware attack', all accompanied by comprehensive commentary and clarified with around 250 illustrations. Making the lessons even more memorable and easy to understand, the black/red illustrations include strategic diagrams, evocative line drawings and beautiful calligraphy. This ultimate guide to Art of War includes the classic 1910 translation by Lionel Giles and commentary that takes into account all academic interpretations of the text, highlighting differences between modern translations as well as the perspectives of historical Chinese commentators. No other edition compares and contrasts the viewpoints of different contemporary translators, or explains exactly what each section of this often enigmatic text actually means.

The Art Of War

Author : Sunzi
ISBN : 9781400889877
Genre : History
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A delightfully illustrated version of Sunzi’s classic The Art of War by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai's delightful graphic adaptation of Sunzi's Art of War, the most profound book on warfare and strategy ever written--a work that continues to be read as a handbook for success not just by military commanders but also by leaders in politics, business, and many other fields. Conceived by a Chinese warrior-philosopher some 2,500 years ago, The Art of War speaks to those aspiring to rise through the ranks and help build successful countries. How can that goal best be achieved, and what is the role of warfare, if any, in the process? What are the powers and limits of the general in command? How can you win without going to war? Sunzi's answers to these and other questions are brought to life as never before by Tsai's brilliant cartoons, which show Sunzi fighting on dangerous ground, launching a surprise attack, spying on his enemies, and much more. A marvelously rich introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features a foreword by Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on military strategy, which illuminates how The Art of War has influenced Western strategic thought. In addition, Sunzi's original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the books for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.

The Art Of War

Author : Edmond Flowers
ISBN : 9798601318570
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This book provides a complete rendering of Sun Tzu on the Art of War, as translated by Dr. Lionel Giles in 1910. Dr. Giles introduced the English-speaking world to a complete translation of Sun Tzu Bing Fa (Sun Tzu on War) under the title, Sun Tzu on the Art of War. Today, this translation remains the gold standard English version of Sun Tzu's ideas. While Sun Tzu's ideology of war found a home in Asian and some European business schools, until recent years, Western scholars found little practical application for The Art of War outside of military war colleges and seminars. However, times change, and many now see that the General, Sun Tzu, understood more than just military tactics, he understood core leadership principles needed in business. These core principles play a pivotal role in the success or failure of managing organizational resources, including an organization's most significant and often most mismanaged resource, its workforce.I was first introduced to Sun Tzu's The Art of War in the United States Military, more than three decades ago. The principles, fed to all new recruits in small portions, were often accompanied by hard lessons and examples. I took the information to heart, and it served me well during ten years of active service, including my experience with combat survival training, two tours in the Middle East, and more. However, I set the knowledge aside when I left the military and embraced life as a husband, father, and factory worker.After a few years of working for an hourly wage, I felt like something was missing in my life. I was not challenged or fulfilled by the daily mundane tasks that I performed as a manufacturing worker. So, I decided to return to school and received my BS in management and, ultimately, an MBA. However, none of my classes referenced Sun Tzu or his twenty-five-hundred-year-old masterpiece. Likewise, I failed to make the connection when I took on a more substantial role in Supervision. After more than two decades in management, I reread the Art of War, and it struck me - Sun Tzu taught management basics that work for war, business, or any field of endeavor, especially when it involved managing people.To help others discover and decipher Sun Tzu's message, I decided to publish this full-length representation of Dr. Lionel Giles's original translation of Sun Tzu Bing Fa with additional inserts. At the end of each chapter, a summation of the lesson provides context and clarity, offering the reader a chance to apply these vital management lessons to today's workplace. Whether you work in manufacturing or retail sales, hospitality, or R&D, effectively managing people and other organizational resources requires knowledge found within The Art of War.The purpose of this work is not to awe or overwhelm the reader, but instead, to provide every manager of resources time tested tools to improve and excel in their leadership roles. Towards that goal, this book was created as precise and easy to read as possible for those in management and supervision who have little to no time to spare, but who wish to benefit from lessons taught in The Art of War.Please enjoy this copy of Sun Tzu's The Art of War and know that these lessons are not just crucial for waging war or for successful business ventures, but they offer those who live by these principles the opportunity to achieve an enriched and harmonious way of life.

Decoding The Virtual Dragon The Art Of War And Iw July 2007

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Mao Tse Tung And His China

Author : Guoxing Zhang
ISBN : UOM:39015003364455
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Intelligence Activities In Ancient Rome

Author : Rose Mary Sheldon
ISBN : 9781135771072
Genre : History
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Professor Sheldon uses the modern concept of the intelligence cycle to trace intelligence activities in Rome whether they were done by private citizens, the government, or the military. Examining a broad range of activities the book looks at the many types of espionage tradecraft that have left their traces in the ancient sources: * intelligence and counterintelligence gathering * covert action * clandestine operations * the use of codes and ciphers Dispelling the myth that such activities are a modern invention, Professor Sheldon explores how these ancient spy stories have modern echoes as well. What is the role of an intelligence service in a free republic? When do the security needs of the state outweigh the rights of the citizen? If we cannot trust our own security services, how safe can we be? Although protected by the Praetorian Guard, seventy-five percent of Roman emperors died by assassination or under attack by pretenders to his throne. Who was guarding the guardians? For students of Rome, and modern social studies too - this will provide a fascinating read.

World War Ii Cryptography

Author : Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures *Profiles the various people and machines behind the cryptology efforts, such as Enigma and MAGIC *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "Hostile armies may face each other for years, striving for the victory which is decided in a single day. This being so, to remain in ignorance of the enemy's condition simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred ounces of silver in honors and emoluments, is the height of inhumanity." - Sun Tzu on the utility of intelligence and spying, "Art of War," Chapter 13. World War II stood apart in many ways from every earlier war, not least in the way that it reached to every corner of the planet and involved a noticeable segment of humanity's collective resources. Battles erupted not only on land and the sea's surface as they had for centuries, but also in the ocean depths and the windswept heights of the sky. One of the war's most crucial struggles happened in the realm of the unseen, inside the human mind and amid the invisible flow of radio waves. Every war is a battle of wits as intelligence-gathering, tactics, and strategies clash, from the level of individual action up to the grand, overarching schemes of generals and statesmen. Intelligence took on a freshly urgent aspect in World War II, however, as the fate of offensives, armies, and nations came to hang on the struggle to decrypt vital enemy radio traffic and military communications. During the Second World War, cryptography suddenly became a significant factor in warfare because of mid 20th-century advances in communications technology. With radios small and common enough to be fitted into most individual vehicles and readily carried in a man-portable form, information and orders flowed from supreme headquarters to individual squad leaders, tanks, and soldiers at the front and back again. Complex radio networks connected armies to their other elements almost like a nervous system, making unprecedented tactical and strategic coordination between units hundreds of miles apart not only possible but swift and, in some cases, efficient. Decrypting these signals or protecting their contents from enemy spying became one of the touchstones of victory or defeat. "Information warfare" arrived well ahead of the modern computer and satellite networks. The Allies expended much more effort on decrypting Axis codes than the Axis spent attempting to decipher theirs. Standing on the offensive for much of the war, the Germans felt less need for code-breaking than the Allies. Though they found intelligence useful, it had less value to the Wehrmacht's planners, who needed only moderate detail about enemy movements to plan a successful strategy, while leaving tactics in the highly capable hands of small unit leaders trained to take the initiative and react fluidly to the actual battlefield situation. Despite the power of the new technology and its metamorphic effects on warfare, cryptography's story during World War II remained a very human one. Allied leaders initially undervalued the worth of such intelligence, squandering many opportunities with a hidebound rejection of the new. Over time, however, they realized cryptography's potential and made full use of the intelligence it reaped. World War II Cryptography: The History of the Efforts to Crack the Secret Codes Used by the Axis and Allies looks at the shadowy attempts to crack the codes used by the warring powers during the conflict. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about World War II cryptography like never before, in no time at all.

The Code Book

Author : Simon Singh
ISBN : 0385495323
Genre : History
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Includes a history of how codes have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography.

Africa Analysis

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