War Books Collection - Includes COMPLETE TEXTS of Art of War, Meditations, Anabasis, On War & Hagakure - [NOOK OPTIMIZED]

War Books Collection - Includes COMPLETE TEXTS of Art of War, Meditations, Anabasis, On War & Hagakure - [NOOK OPTIMIZED]

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This collection contains five of the best books from around the world, written by famous military generals of the past. The collection has:

Anabasis by Xenophone: Xenophon's vivid eyewitness account of the expedition of the Ten Thousand Greek mercenaries who fought under Cyrus is now available in a fully revised edition. John Dillery has corrected the Greek text in accordance with current scholarship, revised Brownson's translation, supplied updated notes, and provided a new Introduction. Xenophon's Anabasis is an engrossing tale of remarkable adventures, as the Greeks retreated through inhospitable lands from the gates of Babylon back to the coast after Cyrus' death. It is also an invaluable source on Greek military forces.

Art of War by Sun Tzu (Sunzi): Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu regularly applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible.

Meditations by Marcus Aurelis: Stirring reflections on the human condition provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman warrior and emperor of the 2nd century.

On War by General Carl Von Clausewitz: A masterpiece of national and military strategy, General Clausewitz's thoughts, "On War" are still studied today by military and political leaders throughout the world. You can find quotes from Clausewitz in countless articles and book on strategy up to the present time since his thoughts transcend the advances of technology and are applicable across the epochs.
Read Clausewitz's "On War" to gain insight to the application of military forces in the advancement of a nation's grand strategy.

Hagakure: Book of the Samurai - Hagakure ("In the Shadow of Leaves") is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the Way of the Warrior. It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word: it is a collection of thoughts and sayings recorded over a period of seven years, and as such covers a wide variety of subjects, often in no particular sequence. The work represents an attitude far removed from our modern pragmatism and materialism, and possesses an intuitive rather than rational appeal in its assertion that Bushido is a Way of Dying, and that only a samurai retainer prepared and willing to die at any moment can be totally true to his lord. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Hizen fief to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought and came to influence many subsequent generations, including Yukio Mishima. This translation offers 300 selections that constitute the core texts of the 1,300 present in the original. Hagakure was featured prominently in the film Ghost Dog, by Jim Jarmusch.

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BN ID: 2940012213938
Publisher: Hagakure
Publication date: 03/10/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 243,691
File size: 1 MB

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