The Art of War (Penguin Great Ideas) (Paperback)

The Art of War (Penguin Great Ideas) By Sun-tzu, John Minford (Translated by) Cover Image

The Art of War (Penguin Great Ideas) (Paperback)

By Sun-tzu, John Minford (Translated by)


The world’s most famous military treatise, in an acclaimed translation

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.

Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this bestselling 2000-year-old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate guide to winning.


Little is known about Sun-tzu (544-496 B.C.) and his life during the Warring States period after the decline of the Zhou dynasty, but his classic work, The Art of War, has been one of the central works of Chinese literature for 2500 years. 

John Minford (editor/translator/introducer) is the translator of the acclaimed Penguin Classics edition of I, Ching and a professor of Chinese at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Product Details ISBN: 9780143037521
ISBN-10: 0143037528
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 30th, 2006
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Penguin Great Ideas
"The strategic advice that [The Art of War] offers concerns much more than the conduct of war. It is an ancient book of proverbial wisdom, a book of life." —John Minford, from the Introduction