Collected in this elegant volume are four of the most important and influential military and political treatises in history. Originally written for a specific purpose, the principles conveyed through these strategy texts are universal and timeless, and continue to illuminate and inspire.
Whether you approach this reading for its historical significance or choose to apply this knowledge toward achieving success in your own life, you will be enriched. This stunning clothbound hardcover features a slipcase, ribbon marker, historical timeline, and comprehensive introduction providing the reader with enlightening information on the history of each text. Includes:
The Art of War
In the oldest and most influential strategy text in existence, Sun Tzu’s teachings (c. 6th century BC) on how to successfully respond to and handle situations of conflict is a must-read for business leaders of today.
Written during the Italian Renaissance, Niccolo Machiavelli's (1469–1527) astute observations on how to read people and situations, especially for acquiring and maintaining political power, is a classic primer for politicians and business leaders alike.
Drawing on his experience in the Prussian military, General Carl von Clausewitz’s (1780–1831) examination of the realities of warfare, including its moral and psychological aspects, is required reading at military academies.
Instructions to His Generals
Establishing Prussia as a major force by successfully defeating French, Russian, and Austrian armies during the Seven Years' War, Frederick the Great's (1712–1786) advice on leadership, strategy, tactics, and discipline continues to be relevant.