Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a battle. Featuring innovative and concise writing strategies and focused exercises, this book is the ultimate battle plan.
Author: James Scott Bell
Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a battle. Featuring innovative and concise writing strategies and focused exercises, this book is the ultimate battle plan. Tactics and exercises are provided on idea generation and development, character building, plotting, drafting and many others.
Now this dual-language edition offers even greater insight by allowing you to directly compare the Chinese characters of Sun Tzu with the highly respected English translation of Lionel Giles.
Publisher: RSM Press
The timeless wisdom of Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as effective in the modern boardroom as it was on the ancient battlefield, providing simple strategies for success and victory. Now this dual-language edition offers even greater insight by allowing you to directly compare the Chinese characters of Sun Tzu with the highly respected English translation of Lionel Giles. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. Book jacket.
This book presents beautiful images depicting famous battles and war scenes, accompanied by the iconic text of the legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, as well as texts documenting notable moments of different wars, each written ...
Author: Victoria Charles
Publisher: Parkstone International
Over the course of history, many wars have changed the political and cultural landscape of our world. While these events are defined by their upheaval and violence, they frequently contribute to the formation of the identity of entire generations or groups of people, and thus have significant cultural effects. Despite the physical and emotional destruction that occurs during these turbulent periods, they have inspired prolific artistic creation. In the wake of traumatic events over the centuries, a myriad of artists have produced works that immortalise the most dramatic moments of these wars in order to establish them in history forever. This book presents beautiful images depicting famous battles and war scenes, accompanied by the iconic text of the legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, as well as texts documenting notable moments of different wars, each written by well-known writers. From Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano to Picasso’s Guernica, this work offers a captivating look at artworks inspired by war and what they reveal about humanity’s history.
Learn the secrets of successful competition, with pearls of wisdom like these: ALL WARFARE IS BASED ON DECEPTION.COWARDICE LEADS TO CAPTURE.THE GOAL OF THE SKILLFUL GENERAL IS NOT TO WIN BATTLES BUT TO PREVENT THEM WHENEVER POSSIBLE.AVOID ...
Publisher: Writers of the Round Table
Category: Business & Economics
As true today as when it was written, THE ART OF WAR is a 2,500-year-old classic that is required reading in modern business schools. Penned by the ancient Chinese philosopher and military general Sun Tzu, it reveals how to succeed in any conflict. Read this comic version, and cut to the heart of the message! Learn the secrets of successful competition, with pearls of wisdom like these: ALL WARFARE IS BASED ON DECEPTION. COWARDICE LEADS TO CAPTURE. THE GOAL OF THE SKILLFUL GENERAL IS NOT TO WIN BATTLES BUT TO PREVENT THEM WHENEVER POSSIBLE. AVOID WHAT IS STRONG AND STRIKE AT WHAT IS WEAK. FORCE YOUR ENEMY TO REVEAL HIMSELF, SO AS TO FIND OUT HIS VULNERABLE SPOTS. THE MARK OF A GREAT GENERAL IS THAT HE FIGHTS ON HIS OWN TERMS OR NOT AT ALL. Want to be more competitive but don't have time to read the whole book? Get it in a nutshell and have fun doing it. It's all here in THE ART OF WAR from Smarter Comics.
THE WAR OF ART is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.In this inspirational and engaging book, bestselling author Steven Pressfield helps people overcome what he terms 'resistance' and so release the individual's abilities whether a diet ...
Author: Steven Pressfield
Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? How can we avoid the roadblocks of creative endeavour be it starting a business, writing a novel or painting a picture? THE WAR OF ART is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.In this inspirational and engaging book, bestselling author Steven Pressfield helps people overcome what he terms 'resistance' and so release the individual's abilities whether a diet programme, spiritual advancement, a business venture, writing a novel or any other life goal.It's inspirational, practical and entertaining - emphasising the need to recognise and overcome the obstacles of ambition and how to acquire creative discipline.From the book: 'There's a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don't, and the secret is this: It's not the writing part that's hard. What's hard is sitting down to write.' Whether an artist, writer or business person, this inspirational, entertaining, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
As of this book's writing, there is increasing violence in Iraq that threatens its
stability. Furthermore, one cannot ignore the fact that better intelligence could
have avoided the diversion of U.S. forces into fighting a war in Iraq in the first
place, thus ...
Author: Mark R. McNeilly
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwartzkopf. However, having been written two thousand years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader. Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (OUP, 2011), which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating historical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future---both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts---and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the war on terrorism and China's increasingly important strategic and military role in the world. This updated edition reflects on all that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the challenge of Iran, the "Arab Spring," and the continued rise of China. Each chapter includes brand new examples to explain important concepts in The Art of War. Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular translation by Samuel Griffith, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers, military history buffs, or business executives.
Now see how and why: • The 99 "TRUTHS" that make up HANNIBAL's BLACK ART OF WAR have been compared to the classic writings of history's other great WARRIORS & STRATEGISTS: SUN TZU (The Art of War), Japan's Samurai swordmaster Miyamoto ...
Author: James W. Peterson III
HANNIBAL THE CONQUEROR is the greatest military strategist to ever come out of Africa! And come out of Africa he did...with sword swinging! Hannibal is the only general ever to INVADE the mighty ROMAN EMPIRE and come away smiling! Now see how and why: • The 99 "TRUTHS" that make up HANNIBAL's BLACK ART OF WAR have been compared to the classic writings of history's other great WARRIORS & STRATEGISTS: SUN TZU (The Art of War), Japan's Samurai swordmaster Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings), and MACHIAVELLI (The Prince). • Down through the ages Hannibal's victories have helped inspire the conquest and cunning of other African heroes and conquerors from KING ANTAR; QUEEN CLEOPATRA of Egypt; PRINCE JUGURTHA, slave revolt leader NAT TURNER, and African Emperors SHAKA ZULU and HAILE SALLASIE! • Still today, HANNIBAL'S 99 TRUTHS continue to inspire the wit and wisdom and winning strategies of MODERN-DAY MOVERS & SHAKERS, ENTREPRENEURS, SPORTS STARS & ENTERTAINERS: from Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, to modern-day generals like Colin Powell. •Here in his "99 TRUTHS" are revealed Hannibal's thoughts and strategies on: How to MAKE YOURSELF STRONGER & SMARTER ***** How to GATHER & USE INTELLIGENCE ***** The Truth about ENEMIES & AMBITION ***** The truth about PEACE...and How to Make WAR! ***** The Truth about HONOR and When and How to take REVENGE! ***** The Truth about the Nature of People ***** The Truth about Nature of The Gods ***** The importance of FAMILY & FRIENDS (Why it's important to have a good "POSSE"!) ***** Finding LOVE...and not letting DEATH find YOU!
This subject has been treated by various writers ; by some professedly , by others
only occasionally ; but the former , though they may be consulted with advantage
by persons who have leisure , are not only deficient in method and precision ...
This volume, in addition to its appeal to scholars, serves as an introduction to the theory of the German army, as well as a summary of Moltke’s enduring theoretical legacy.
Author: Daniel Hughes
Publisher: Presidio Press
Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke is best known for his direction of the German/Prussian campaigns against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870-71, yet it was during his service as chief of the General Staff that he laid the foundation for the German way of war which would continue through 1945. Professor Daniel Hughes of the Air War College, in addition to editing and assisting with the translation of this selection of Moltke’s thoughts and theories on the art of war, has written an insightful commentary on “Moltke the Elder” that places him in the broader context of Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz’s sometimes abstract philosophical ideas. The book also contains an extensive bibliographic and historiographic commentary that includes references to Moltke and his theories in the current literature in Germany, England, and the United States—a valuable aid to anyone doing research on the subject. This volume, in addition to its appeal to scholars, serves as an introduction to the theory of the German army, as well as a summary of Moltke’s enduring theoretical legacy. Praise for Moltke on the Art of War “Moltke molded the Prussian and ultimately the German army at a time of technological and economic change. For that reason . . . this book deserves a much wider audience than those interested in nineteenth-century military history. Readers will be particularly grateful for the editor’s careful explanation of terms that are easily mistranslated in English, and for concise and useful footnotes and bibliography. A model of fine editing.”—Foreign Affairs Magazine “This valuable work ably compiles the selected writings on the art of war of one of military history’s greatest geniuses. [Moltke’s] impact on American military thinking persists, especially in various military staff college curricula. Strongly recommended.”—Armed Forces Journal “A thoughtfully edited, well-translated anthology that merits a place in any serious collection on the craft of war in the modern Western world."—Journal of Military History
40 ) , a model of writing on the tactics of the weak against the strong and the
fighting of a guerrilla war of attrition and harassment . The Jugurthine War lasted
from 110 to 104 B . c . Sallust was at Caesar ' s side when the Civil War broke out
Author: Gérard Chaliand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This engrossing anthology gathers together a remarkable collection of writings on the use of strategy in war. Gérard Chaliand has ranged over the whole of human history in assembling this collection—the result is an integration of the annals of military thought that provides a learned framework for understanding global political history. Included are writings from ancient and modern Europe, China, Byzantium, the Arab world, Persia, and the Ottoman Empire. Alongside well-known militarists such as Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Walter Raleigh, Rommel, and many others are "irregulars" such as Cortés, Lawrence of Arabia, and even Gandhi. Contrary to standard interpretations stressing competition between land and sea powers, or among rival Christian societies, Chaliand shows the great importance of the struggles between nomadic and sedentary peoples, and of the conflicts between Christianity and Islam. With the invention of firepower, a relatively recent occurrence in the history of warfare, modes of organization and strategic concepts—elements reflecting the nature of a society—have been key to how war is waged. Unparalleled in its breadth, this anthology will become the standard work for understanding a fundamental part of human history—the conduct of war. "This anthology is not only an unparalleled corpus of information and an aid to failing memory; it is also and above all a reliable and liberating guide for research. . . . Ranging "from the origins to the nuclear age," it compels us to widen our narrow perspectives on conflicts and strategic action and open ourselves up to the universal."—from the Foreword
And yet in a very real sense, achieving the art of peace was precisely Sun Tzu's
goal for writing The Art of War, because understanding the nature of conflict can
help you stop it. An analogous example might be drawn from the field of medicine
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Written 2,500 years ago by Chinese general Sun Tzu, The Art of War is a masterpiece of military strategy still in use in war colleges around the world. Yet its principles transcend warfare and have practical applications to all the conflicts and crises we face in our lives?in our workplaces, our families, even within ourselves. Thomas Huynh guides you through Sun Tzu?s masterwork, highlighting principles that encourage a perceptive and spiritual approach to conflict, enabling you to:Prevent conflicts before they arisePeacefully resolve conflicts when they do ariseAct with courage, intelligence and benevolence in adversarial situationsConvert potential enemies into friendsControl your emotions before they control you
Including the Duties of Officers on Actual Service and the Principles of Modern
Tactics, Chiefly Translated from the Best French and German Writers. ESSA Y S
ON THE ART OF WAR , ON THE FORMATION AND ENCAMPMENT ori TROOPS
"Ralph Sawyer's translation of Sun Pin...adds in an important way to our knowledge of the place of warfare in classical Chinese civilization.
Author: Bin Sun
Publisher: Metro Books
"Ralph Sawyer's translation of Sun Pin...adds in an important way to our knowledge of the place of warfare in classical Chinese civilization."--John Keegan The enormous renewed popularity of Sun Tzu's The Art of War has heightened awareness of the great Chinese tradition of writing on the theory and practice of war. Among other significant work is this 4th century B.C. study by the purported great grandson of Sun Tzu. It both extends Sun Tzu's strategic philosophy and develops it into a new style. Divided into 33 sections, it covers such topics as unfavorable terrain, the origins of war, "guest" and "host" armies, the 10 strategic uses of cavalry, and more.
CHAPTER VIII MILITARY WRITERS THE Italian Renaissance was the beginning
of a new era for military thought. ... dawn of the modern age the only kind of
literature which was devoted to the art of war in the abstract was the military
Author: Frederick Lewis Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1921 book examines changes in warfare between the medieval period and the renaissance and relates them to intellectual developments.
American War Fiction from Realism to Postmodernism John Limon. 1 The Art of War: The Contest and the Duel Toward the beginning of our anthologies, Rip Van
Winkle flees his wife— the shrew, the termagant, the virago—to go hunting in the
Author: John Limon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Writing After War, John Limon develops a theory of the relationship of war in general to literature in general, in order to make sense of American literary history in particular. Applying the work of war theorists Carl von Clausewitz and Elaine Scarry, John Limon argues that The Iliad inaugurates Western literature on the failure of war to be duel-like, to have a beautiful form. War's failure is literature's justification. American literary history is demarcated by wars, as if literary epochs, like the history of literature itself, required bloodshed to commence. But in chapters on periods of literary history from realism, generally taken to be a product of the Civil War, through modernism, usually assumed to be a prediction or result of the Great War, up to postmodernism which followed World War II and spanned Vietnam, Limon argues that, despite the looming presence of war in American history, the techniques that define these periods are essentially ways of not writing war. From James and Twain, through Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and even Hemingway, to Pynchon, our national literary history is not hopelessly masculinist, Limon argues. Instead, it arrives naturally at Bobbie Ann Mason and Maxine Hong Kingston. Kingston brings the discussion full circle: The Woman Warrior, like The Iliad, appears to condemn the fall from duel to war that is literature's endless opening.
Machiavelli , writing in 1520 , argues that the foot should be twenty times as
numerous as the horse . This rapid alteration in the accepted ratio between
infantry and cavalry would lead one to infer that the Italian wars produced a
partial eclipse ...
This method helped ensure that I had the most complete thirteen chapters before
my translation could begin. The second method was to reorganize the original writing style from the right-to-left vertical format to the left-to-right horizontal format
Author: James Son
Publisher: Sonhill Publishing LLC
COMPREHENSIVE AND CONTEMPORARY TRANSLATION OF CLASSIC STRATEGY
Hence it is imperative that the art of war should be carefully analysed and
thoroughly studied. ... And if war is the principal mission of the nation, then the
logical conclusion is that to fulfil this mission, you would be writing your own
It is most often used to describe art that expresses an idealistic view. 2. Realism.
It's a term with many nuances. ... A number of post–Second World War writers
disappointed with the operational values of 10. Western civilization wrote in this ...
Author: Edward J Murray
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Knowing how to write clear prose will help both the student and the adult who wants to try his hand to perform at a higher level. Its been proven time and time again. One of the advantages of The Art Writing presented here is its brevity of presentation. The author knows how to say an awful lot with a few words. Its a skill that most writers of instruction simply do not have. Despite the concise nature of the book, it covers all the relevant topics for anyone who wants to sharpen his facility and confidence with the written word. Some of the more general topics include: the diversity of sentence structure, lots of tips on the possessives, the slashes, and the italics. Diction, the colloquial, and language in general are emphasized. The language of art is given special treatment, along with plot, drama, idiom, and metaphor. The mainstream novel is given special treatment, along with the 12 literary movements of the 20th century. And last but not least some keyboard tips for the novice.