The lost art of war

Author: Bin Sun,Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 154
View: 384
The recently discovered companion to the bestselling The Art of War by Sun Tzu, written by his lineal descendant Sun Bin, also known as Sun Tzu II. Like those of his distinguished ancestor, Sun Tzu II's metaphors can be applied to life situations far beyond warfare--including business, government, diplomacy, relationships, and social action.

The Lost Art of Declaring War

Author: Brien Hallett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067266
Category: History
Page: 191
View: 4126
Historically, it has been assumed that war is violence and declarations of war are simply public announcements that serve to initiate combat. Brien Hallett denies both assumptions and claims that war is policy, not violence.The Lost Art of Declaring War analyzes the crucial differences between combat and war and convincingly argues that the power to declare war is in actuality the power to compose a text, draft a document, write a denunciation. Once written, the declaration then serves three functions: to articulate the political purposes of the war, to guide and direct military operations, and to establish the boundary between justified combat and unjustified devastation.Hallett sounds a clarion call urging the people and their representatives to take up the challenge and write fully reasoned declarations of war. Then, and only then, can a civilized nation like the United States lay claim to being fully democratic, not only in peacetime, but in wartime as well.

The Lost Art of Healing

Author: Bernard Lown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0345425979
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 344
View: 4227
The author draws on his forty years of experience as a physician to call for a new appreciation of the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and of the art rather than the technology of medicine

The Art of War

Complete Texts and Commentaries
Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834827301
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 8592
Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This collection contains: The Art of War: This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters. Mastering the Art of War: Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The Silver Sparrow Art of War: A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments. Note: The electronic edition of this book does not contain The Lost Art of War, as seen in the paperback edition.

The Lost Art of Scripture

Rescuing the Sacred Texts
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0345812360
Category: Religion
Page: 448
View: 9500
In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the lost art of Scripture as a medium to lift humanity and change our perception of reality while evading logical explanation. Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture--the holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions--may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion. In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the meaning of Scripture. Today holy texts are not only used selectively to underwrite sometimes arbitrary and subjective views: they are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behaviour that are divinely ordained--they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this fascinating trawl through millennia of religious history, this peculiar reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon--and in many ways, a reaction to a hostile secular world. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools for the individual to connect with the divine, to transcend their physical existence, and to experience a higher level of consciousness that helped them to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. Scripture was not a "truth" that had to be "believed." Armstrong argues that only if the world's religious faiths rediscover such an open and spiritual engagement with their holy texts can they curtail the arrogance, intolerance and violence that flows from a narrow reading of Scripture as truth.

The Art of God of War III

Author: Daniel Wade
Publisher: Ballistic Pub
ISBN: 9781921002724
Category: Art
Page: 271
View: 390
Takes you behind the scenes of Sony's biggest 2010 game release, featuring character and environment concept art and production art.

The Lost Art of Forgiving

Stories of Healing from the Cancer of Bitterness
Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780874869507
Category: Forgiveness
Page: 149
View: 418
The Lost Art of Forgiving is a collection of stories showing the healing power of forgiveness in the experiences of ordinary people scarred by crime, betrayal, abuse, bigotry and war. It lets the lives and voices of whose who have forgiven, and those who haven't, speak for themselves.s

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write One--How to Deliver It
Author: Richard Dowis
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814424899
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 4952
"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."

El buddhismo

Introducción a su historia y sus enseñanzas
Author: Donald S. Lopez
Publisher: Editorial Kairós
ISBN: 8472459128
Category: Religion
Page: 420
View: 5953
Éste es un libro particular puesto que nos ofrece una visión desmitificada y rigurosa de las múltiples tradiciones buddhistas existentes a través de Asia y a lo largo de los siglos. Aquí, no encontramos el buddhismo con el que sueña Occidente. Por el contrario, en esta obra el buddhismo habla por sí mismo, con sus propias historias y anécdotas, a partir de sus personajes históricos y legendarios, desde sus escrituras canónicas y sus textos apócrifos, y en sus múltiples lenguas y rostros originarios de la India, Sri Lanka, Tailandia, el Tíbet, China o Japón. Tampoco es éste un manual más de buddhismo que, como si de un manual de mecánica se tratara, exponga uno tras otro los principios "esenciales" del buddhismo. En El buddhismo. Introducción a su historia y sus enseñanzas, Donald S. Lopez adopta una visión de conjunto y transversal del buddhismo, que nos presenta como una realidad viva, con matices y en constante evolución, no como un conjunto de teorías abstractas o un conjunto de prácticas mistificadas. Este libro va dirigido a quien desee introducirse y profundizar en el conocimiento del buddhismo.

The Art of War

Complete Texts and Commentaries
Author: Sunzi,Thomas F. Cleary,Sun Tzu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590300541
Category: Philosophy
Page: 457
View: 3867
A collection of essential versions of the Art of War includes The Art of War, Mastering the Art of War, The Lost Art of War, and The Silver Sparrow Art of War, in a volume complemented by commentary by the author's successors. Reprint.

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

Author: Eva Rice
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472205375
Category: Fiction
Page: 311
View: 2066
Miranda Hart contributes a fabulous foreword to this beautiful new edition of the beloved bestseller, published to celebrate its ten year anniversary. Hailed a 'modern vintage classic', The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets was a Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. This special edition also includes a brand new exclusive short story from Eva Rice, The Moth Trap, which offers a glimpse into the cocktail party where Penelope's parents, Archie and Talitha, first met. Set in the 1950s, in an England still recovering from the Second World War, this is the enchanting story of Penelope Wallace and her eccentric family at the start of the rock'n'roll era. Penelope longs to be grown-up and to fall in love, but various rather inconvenient things keep getting in her way. Like her mother, a stunning but petulant beauty widowed at a tragically early age, her younger brother Inigo, currently incapable of concentrating on anything that isn't Elvis Presley, a vast but crumbling ancestral home, a severe shortage of cash, and her best friend Charlotte's sardonic cousin Harry...

The Lost Art of Caring

A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society
Author: Leighton E. Cluff,Robert H. Binstock
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801875005
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 1254
, bring together experts to address the importance of caring, the reasons why it has eroded, and measures that can strengthen caring as provided by health professionals, families, communities, and society.

Deciphering Sun Tzu

How to Read 'The Art of War'
Author: Derek M. C. Yuen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199373515
Category: History
Page: 214
View: 2620
Published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by C. Hurst & Co.

The Lost Art of Giving Back

A Helpful Guide to Making a Difference
Author: Christopher D. Cathcart
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462824045
Category: Social Science
Page: 54
View: 8192
The Lost Art of Giving Back is a useful guide to help everyday folk discover the joys and sense of true empowerment that comes from volunteerism, be it working with at-risk youth, the elderly, or anyone who may be in need of a helping hand. By using his own life examples, as well as those of others, first-time author Christopher D. Cathcart helps readers tear down the barriers that keep them from getting active in the volunteer ranks, and guide them onto a path of public service. The book offers tips on finding the time, energy and creativity to make a difference. The Lost Art of Giving Back is a useful guide to help everyday folk discover the joys and sense of true empowerment that comes from volunteerism, be it working with at-risk youth, the elderly, or anyone who may be in need of a helping hand. By using his own life examples, as well as those of others, first-time author Christopher D. Cathcart helps readers tear down the barriers that keep them from getting active in the volunteer ranks, and guide them onto a path of public service. The book offers tips on finding the time, energy and creativity to make a difference.

The Lost Art of General Management

Author: Rob Waite
Publisher:, inc.
ISBN: 9780975303009
Category: Executives
Page: 126
View: 500
General management is a lost art. The ability to take a balanced perspective on business has been overlooked, maligned and bred out of the species of modern managers. The Lost Art of General Management will guide the reader on a journey of discovery of the skills of a general manager. Most importantly, the reader will be given practical advice on how to apply those skills. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rob Waite is a senior executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in domestic and international business. His successes include start-ups, turnarounds, multinational strategic partnerships and global business expansions with Fortune 500 companies and worldwide industrial leaders.

The Lost Art of Matt Baker

Author: Matt Baker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982927663
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 162
View: 4054
Every Canteen Kate story ever published--22 in all--is collected for the first time in "The Lost Art of Matt Baker (Vol. 1)," judiciously restored and enlarged 20 percent over their original published size. A rich introduction by veteran comics writer Steven Ringgenberg provides insightful historical and biographical context, and a bonus gallery spotlights Baker's skills as a cover artist. Best of all, Baker and his good-time gal bring you weapons-grade guffaws as well as art that will leave you eager to see more from this master draftsman. Regardless of what comics Baker drew, one quality always emerged: his naturalistically gorgeous women. This master of "good girl" art drew every installment of the candid wartime cutie, from her premiere in "Fightin' Marines" (1951) to her final bow in "Anchors Andrews" (1953), all contained in this volume. Unlike the jingoistic comics typically published during the Korean War, Canteen Kate tales were designed to be morale-boosting screwball fun. Volume 2 in "The Lost Art of Matt Baker" series will collect his entire output for the "Wartime Romances" comic, and Volume 3 will provide a sampling of his best war, western, and suspense stories (forthcoming in 2014). This volume on Matt Baker represents the sixth release from the much-lauded Lost Art Books line. Lost Art Books, the flagship series from Picture This Press, collects and preserves the works of illustrators and cartoonists from the first half of the 20th century. Too many of these artists have gone underappreciated for too long, with much of their work uncollected or unexamined for decades, if at all. The Lost Art Books series aims to preserve this cultural heritage by re-introducing these artists to new generations of working illustrators, historians, and admirers of things beautiful.

The Lost Art of Second Chances

Author: Courtney Hunt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996670029
Page: N.A
View: 4773
When Lucy Parker's eccentric grandmother, Belladonna, dies, she leaves one last request. Lucy must return a beloved painting to a mysterious man in Italy, leading her on a journey into the past to discover long-buried family secrets that could change everything. . . . Belladonna Rossi grew up as the queen of her small town in rural Tuscany. When World War II terrorizes the countryside, she helps the Monuments Men hide centuries of art in the warren of caves in her family vineyard. When she falls in love with one of the soldiers, will their love be able to survive in a war torn world? When Lucy's childhood best friend, estate lawyer Jack Hamilton, agrees to accompany her to Italy, will they find their second chance at love? From the tiny town of Applebury, Massachusetts to the rolling hills of Tuscany, never-told family secrets unfurl in...the Lost Art of Second Chances.

The Lost Art of Ray Willner

The Adventures of Robin Hood
Author: Ray Willner,Joseph Procopio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990693208
Page: 212
View: 5919
Collected for the First Time All 14 Beautifully Restored Stories in an oversized format Ray Willner was a casualty of the culture wars. With a comics career dating to 1939, Willner produced impressive work for publishers small and large throughout the 1940s. By 1949 he landed one of the only steady gigs in his career for an unusual publisher: The Brown Shoe Company. While working initially on their Buster Brown Comic Book a giveaway created to drum up business in stores selling Brown s footwear for kids Willner found a simpatico spirit in fellow artist Reed Crandall. Although their collaboration on the Brown Shoe Co. series The Adventures of Robin Hood lasted less than a year cancelled in the wake of the scaremongering backlash against comics in the 1950s the seven issues produced by Willner with Crandall represent a seldom seen high-water mark in comics art. They were the last comics Willner would ever draw. The Lost Art of Ray Willner collects all of those Robin Hood stories for the first time since their original publication in 1956 and includes an introductory essay on Willner s life and career."

El Arte de la Guerra

Author: Sun, Tzu
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 1773137255
Category: Fiction
Page: 47
View: 7728
El Arte de la Guerra es el mejor libro de estrategia de todos los tiempos. Inspiró a Napoleón, Maquiavelo, Mao Tse Tung y muchas más figuras históricas. Este libro, de dos mil quinientos años de antigüedad, es uno de los más importantes textos clásicos chinos, en el que, a pesar del tiempo transcurrido, ninguna de sus máximas ha quedado anticuada, ni hay un solo consejo que hoy no sea útil. Pero la obra del general Sun Tzu no es únicamente un libro de práctica militar, sino un tratado que enseña la estrategia suprema de aplicar con sabiduría el conocimiento de la naturaleza humana en los momentos de confrontación. No es, por tanto, un libro sobre la guerra; es una obra para comprender las raíces de un conflicto y buscar una solución. “La mejor victoria es vencer sin combatir”, nos dice Sun Tzu, “y ésa es la distinción entre le hombre prudente y el ignorante”.

Classics of Strategy and Counsel: The art of war

Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
View: 1466
Offers translations of classic works on leadership from the Eastern philosophical tradition.