Art of War
Introduction: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher/Date: Arcturus (2017)
Format/Condition: New red cloth hardcover book in slipcase in Fine condition. 160 pages. Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.75 x 1.1 inches. Profusely illustrated in color and duo-tones.
Description: Taking as its basic tenet that you must know your enemy's strengths and weaknesses and turn them against him, Sun-Tzu's 5th-century B.C. classic is respected as much today for its skillful handling of human nature as for its battle stratagems. This lavish slipcased edition features a gold-embossed cover, and 70 color images on glossy paper, mostly culled from vintage Chinese art. Nigel Cawthorne's introduction puts this oft-cited work into historical context, while a supplemental section analyzes the ways that this philosophy can be applied to business and sports, and charts how the book crops up in popular culture, from James Bond movies to The Sopranos.