The Art of War, With No Commentary (Classic)

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Title: The Art of War

Series: None

Author: Sun Tzu

Translator: Lionel Giles

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Non-fiction

Pages: 256


My Thoughts:

This edition, the Falls River Edition, ISBN #9781435136731, is still the Lionel Giles translation. Thankfully, this has a No Commentary part.

The plain text of Sun Tzu’s writings are short, pithy, to the point and yet are vague and general enough that anyone can apply them almost however they want. I can see why this book is popular. I kept wanting to write my own commentary on each of the verses.

I’m glad to have finally read this, unalloyed by others’ thoughts and inane comments.


The other version I read, with commentary, The Art of War, was pretty bad.

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