- Introduction by SAS and Gulf War hero Andy McNab DCM MM
- The 1910 edition of The Art of War
- Includes a series of illustrations and photographs
- Translated from Chinese by scholar Lionel Giles
- Bonus material: introduction and notes by Lionel Giles
- Beautifully formatted in this Apostrophe Books edition
From the battlefield to the boardroom, The Art of War has been the definitive book on strategy for more than 2,000 years.
General Sun Tzu’s work, still required reading for CIA officers today, has decided battles in conflicts throughout the world, and has been used in warfare by the likes of US generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, Chairman Mao, and the fearsome armies of the Vietcong.
Its focus on outsmarting your opponent without resorting to warfare has also seen it put to use in both the workplace and the sports field, and is famously studied by sports coaches such as Luiz Felipe ‘Big Phil’ Scolari, whose World Cup-winning Brazil side of 2002 read it cover to cover.
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,” wrote Sun Tzu, “while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
Now read the masterpiece in this beautifully-produced Apostrophe Books edition with an introduction by Gulf War legend and bestselling author Andy McNab – the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS.
From the day he was found abandoned in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy’s Hospital, Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life. As a teenage delinquent, he kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 Special Air Service Regiment he was involved for ten years in covert and overt special operations worldwide, often working alongside America’s Delta Force, SEALS, DEA and CIA. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, ‘will remain in regimental history for ever’. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS. Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world's bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three non-fiction bestsellers, he is the author of fifteen bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK, works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers and he continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.read more