The Art of War is perhaps the most influential book of strategy in the world today. This classical Chinese text is a penetrating study of organisations in conflict. Compiled over two thousand years ago by Sun Tzu, a mysterious Chinese warrior-philosopher, the text addresses competition and conflict on every level from the interpersonal to the international. This unique volume includes Mastering the Art of War, The Lost Art of War and The Silver Sparrow Art of War.
The warrior-philosopher and master strategist Sun Tzu, about whom little is known, compiled The Art of War more than two thousand years ago. Legend has it that he was known for the brilliant campaigns he led around the time of Confucius. His work was memorized and passed down orally, before eventually being copied onto bamboo strips and passed around.