Book review: The Ultimate Art of War

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29 August 2019
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While yet another look at the teachings of Sun Tzu based on the Art of War is nothing new

 

Author: ANTONY CUMMINS

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While yet another look at the teachings of Sun Tzu based on the Art of War is nothing new – there was another one only a couple of months ago – this one is from the expert on all things ninja-related, Antony Cummins. As is usual with Watkins Publishing books, it’s presented in a very stylish format, with copious illustrations, bold use of spot colour and striking calligraphy. Each chapter contains lessons which have a general introduction and then a translation of the original by Sun Tzu. There’s accompanying illustrations and then the War Tip at the bottom basically boils the lesson down into a couple of pithy sentences that can be applied to modern warfare.

So, if you don’t have a copy of Art of War then this is the perfect and most accessible way of studying the military teachings. It’s another excellent, and attractive, classic guide.

 

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• Watkins Publishing

• ISBN 978-1-7867-8271-7

• 332 pages • Hardback • £19.99

 

As reviewed in the Armourer October 2019 issue 

 

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