The Art of War (by Sun Tzu)
This is an audiobook application that allows you to listen to all the complete 13 Chapters of this incredible ancient text FREE and conveniently on your mobile phone.
13 Chapters in total, easy to select individual chapters back and forth, with pause and play abilities.
Chapter 1 - Laying Plans
Chapter 2 - Waging War
Chapter 3 - Attack by Strategem
Chapter 4 - Tactical Dispositions
Chapter 5 - Energy
Chapter 6 - Weak Points and Strong
Chapter 7 - Maneuvering
Chapter 8 - Variation in Tactics
Chapter 9 - The Army on the March
Chapter 10 - Terrain
Chapter 11 - The Nine Situations
Chapter 12 - The Attack by Fire
Chapter 13 - The Use of Spies
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sun Wu" and "Sunzi"),a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and it was believed to have been compiled during the late Spring and Autumn period or early Warring States period. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and: "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
The book was first translated into the French language in 1772 by French Jesuit Jean Joseph Marie Amiot and a partial translation into English was attempted by British officer Everard Ferguson Calthrop in 1905. The first annotated English language translation was completed and published by Lionel Giles in 1910. Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, Baron Antoine-Henri Jomini, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work.