Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. The Art of War is the earliest-known and most famous treatise on military science. Written by military general Sun Tzu in Ancient China, it provides tactical advice on war strategy and how to adjust your approach in ever-evolving situations. Despite being written over two thousand years ago, its shrewd and penetrating theories are used today as a source of insight into many areas of life, including leadership and corporate strategy. This elegant, compact gift-edition features gold-gilded page edges, ivory paper, golden foil stamping on the cover and beautiful illustrations within, making it the perfect gift for all readers interested in ancient Chinese wisdom. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Ornate Classics are beautifully bound gifts editions of iconic literary works across history. These compact, foil-embossed hardbacks are richly illustrated and printed using deluxe ivory paper.