The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu. This version by Magpie Audio offers the original 13 chapters in their entirety. Stripped of all notes and commentary, it adopts the classic translation by Lionel Giles, dispenses with the numbering of paragraphs, and is read by British narrator and actor, Greg Wagland.
Public Domain (P)2012 Magpie Audio
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The ideas are dated but good strategy is important in all aspects of "battle." Knowing strategy and defense tactics seems profitable.
This book is pretty useless. Maybe its doctrines are (or were) essential for large scale combat like WWI, but I cannot see what use it would have for a civilian to know five types of ground.
I like Jon Ronson; so maybe one of his books
This book is only 1 hour long or so. So you might wanna give it a try despite its absolute uselessness so later you can tell people you have read the Art of War and have since based your life on it. FYI, the book is written in form of short statements and goes quickly through a bunch of "facts" (You find this form in a lot of ancient Asian stuff e.g. Analects of Confucius & Book of Five Rings); my point is that you will forget 90% of those statements in about 15 minutes after reading/listening to this book. So yeah it's pretty useless.
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