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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 Member Since 2014
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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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    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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!

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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.

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    cswift 03-04-15
    cswift 03-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Moral of the story: choose your battles wisely"

    Loved this version! The narrator is perfect for the content, clear, and at a good pace. I need to listen again to let some parts sink in more, but this text applies to every aspect of life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler Jacobson USA 02-24-15
    Tyler Jacobson USA 02-24-15 Member Since 2014

    tjaco

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    "classic and straight forward"

    logical and straight forward. a quick read of cliffs notes of military strategy. the logical processes still hold even though a lot of the strategies have evolved.

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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.

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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.

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    Mikie 04-11-15
    Mikie 04-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "bad reading"

    hard to listen to and understand what he is saying had tp replay a few times

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