The Art of War

The Art of War Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

It’s believed that Sun Tzu wrote this Chinese military primer during the 5th century BC-hundreds of years before the Bible. The book’s 13 chapters explore principles that statesmen around the globe have employed for centuries to defeat their enemies at war.

Sun Tzu starts by mapping out the five fundamental factors that lead to war. He then covers a wide range of topics, from avoiding conflict altogether to strategically positioning soldiers, pulling off tactical maneuvers, and putting spies to use.

Despite the technological advances made since The Art of War was published, Sun Tzu is still considered one of history’s foremost military strategists, and his methods still ring true. While he wrote the book as a manual for those who would literally wield swords, it has reached a much broader audience in this day and age. Warriors of all kinds-like corporate leaders or athletes-seek out Sun Tzu’s wisdom in their quest for success.

Book Reviews


Great Book!5 star

Juan Alfaro Estrada55

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Miss Galsjm

Understanding2 star

The naming of wars generals and royalty is confusing without context. A history lesson to proceed the book can enlighten a reader.25


Good5 star



good book5 star

Not the easiest names to read and/ or pronounce. Interesting and informative slice of history.55


Great Book for All 14+5 star

Attention parents! Must read for any adolescent child who is getting to the stage where they think they know it all. Lots of life’s lessons here!55

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sylvester bass

Really fun read and very insightful4 star

I can say I really learned a lot from this book it’s an understanding that levels on the border line insane as some things that are and do not change45

Todd Buller

Skip this version2 star

Get one without the lengthy commentary.25

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