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The Art of War | [Sun Tzu]

The Art of War

For over 2000 years, these 13 chapters attributed to Sun Tzu have been the Bible, or should have been the Bible for those intending to wage war, or who are waging war. Ho Chi Minh I am sure was very familiar with it, and don't be surprised that the Taliban is also familiar with the principles contained therein. Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work.
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For over 2000 years, these 13 chapters attributed to Sun Tzu have been the Bible, or should have been the Bible for those intending to wage war, or who are waging war. When JFK began the American adventure in Vietnam, although he was very well read, I doubt he had read this missive. Ho Chi Minh however, I am sure was very familiar with it, and don't be surprised that the Taliban is also familiar with the principles contained therein. Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work. When 2 LT Mike Vendetti the narrator ignored the simple principles of this tract, he returned home minus a leg. "Charlie" knew exactly what he was doing.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audio Books by Mike Vendetti

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    kstars Los Angeles County, CA. USA 02-13-15
    kstars Los Angeles County, CA. USA 02-13-15 Member Since 2014

    truth-seeker

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    "Succinct - helpful for life lessons"

    I will listen to this over and over again until I get it. My husband read it and he says it has helped him with everything.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yaquelin Miami, Florida, United States 04-17-14
    Yaquelin Miami, Florida, United States 04-17-14
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    "A must for all"

    It's been over 10 years since I read this for school and now I had a chance to listen to it again. I prefer this to reading it myself. Mike Vendetti did a great job narrating this book. It's a very versatile book that can be applied to many areas of life. Would definitely recommend this audio book to anyone. I got this book free for honest review

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David S. Skaggs Tuttle, OK United States 06-29-15
    David S. Skaggs Tuttle, OK United States 06-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting Catalyst for strategic thinking"

    Since I am not a Chinese General, very little of this book was applicable for me personally but it did serve as a catalyst for strategic thinking and for those who participate in the world of M&A occasionally there are a few nuggets of gold hidden in there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loren Groves 06-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    This is a must for anyone that is looking to better understand themselves and how to navigate the world around them. Link this to your moral foundation and you have a machine of purpose and momentum.

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    Alton Stuart, FL, United States 06-08-15
    Alton Stuart, FL, United States 06-08-15 Member Since 2011

    I'm a very confused person in search of knowledge and entertainment. I have fallin in love with audio books. In my quest for knowledge and entertainment.

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    "Great lessons for war and explained well"

    The contains of this book and both the reader were outstanding. This book was to the point and it gives the opportunity to retain the knowledge you just obtained. I am going to listen to this book again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul A. Hansen Massachusetts 05-23-15
    Paul A. Hansen Massachusetts 05-23-15 Member Since 2015

    Joy and Peace in Believing

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    "Very listenable for pondering application."

    I sincerely enjoyed the narrator. I wish he would have researched and practiced the pronunciation of a couple of English words rather than quietly stumbling out a hasty mispronunciation. even so, I'd still recommend this version over others--I enjoyed it that much! Thank you for you service.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Cape Town 05-21-15
    Daniel Cape Town 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Military strategy applicable to everyday life"
    If you could sum up The Art of War in three words, what would they be?

    Wise, relevant and concise


    What about Mike Vendetti’s performance did you like?

    His delivery made sense despite the book being somewhat complex in that it is very informative and requires one to pay attention.


    Any additional comments?

    May require one to take notes or listen to certain sections more than once to optimize retention of all the points. Otherwise you can just listen and take from it what sticks. Either way is a good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Rogers 04-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "still great military strategy"

    The oldest book on military strategy, and still relevant. There were some really interesting details recorded, like what it means when troops left their pots by the fire instead of bringing them back to their tent. Good book, plan to read again!

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    Raven L. McMillan 03-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Most enjoyable"

    I've read this book many times before but until listening to someone like the narrator read it, it never really sunk in!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 03-08-15
    Matthew 03-08-15
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    "Agreat study of tactics."

    The valuable principles learned here are applicable in any area of conflict, not just in war.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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