'If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. ''Consulted by tacticians on and off the battlefield for 2,500 years, this succinct text details all the elements of combat, strategy, and competition. Off the battlefield, people continue to turn to Sun Tzu for instruction on how to thrive in competitive fields like business, law, and sports. Our elegant gift edition features archival-quality paper and printing. Compact volume is designed for both portability and longevity. A classic for the home or office library. Hardcover gift edition with dust jacket. Book measures 4-1/2'' wide x 7-1/2'' high. 112 pages. Sun Tzu (544-496 BCE) was a Chinese general, philosopher, and military strategist. He is historically credited with a successful military career that informed the principles he would later illustrate in The Art of War. His strategic proposals have endured, leaving a lasting impact to this day on politics and public life.