Gear: The Art of War


The Art of War

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Subcategory: Leadership
Price: $20.00
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written by Tsun Tsu

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    Anonymous, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 03:23:06 UTC.
    1st review

    Required reading of all Marine SNCOs. AWESOME applies to the war LE is fighting as well.

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    raidertony, Thu, 08 Nov 2007 06:19:35 UTC.

    This has been a favorite book of mine since I took my first management class in college 15 years ago. I have since not only read this, but have the pocket version with me, and have read "The Art of War for Managers". It spells out the most basic concepts in ways that make you think "how can anyone do this any other way?" It is a must read not only for everyone in law enforcement, from the academy to the Chief or Sheriff, but also for parents, teachers, and anyone who deals with people on a regular basis.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:13:30 UTC.

    The best book.

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    Rajun76, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 16:25:50 UTC.

    I have read this book several times and I find that it applies to all walks of life

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    Anonymous, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 16:32:23 UTC.

    Great book that is nearly 1000 years old yet applies to today. Scary thing is that many white "skinhead" prison gangs are using it as their manual.

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    bad_LT, Sat, 17 Nov 2007 21:36:44 UTC.

    I read mt copy at least once a year

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    Anonymous, Sun, 18 Nov 2007 01:36:43 UTC.

    Can be difficult to start, but many good ideas will follow.

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    TheSarge, Thu, 22 Nov 2007 16:29:58 UTC.

    Interesting that this book is being reviewed. I was in the bookstore a few weeks ago looking for a copy of this to take with me on the plane while I was on vacation. I have read it before and wanted a copy with me. To my surprise, there are many editions, commentaries, layouts and sizes of publication of this volume. I picked up what I thought was the closest to the original book I read many years ago.

    You might want to pick up a volume that provides a little historical background. That way you can read it in context.

    And certainly, what has already been said, exceptional reading. Definitely leadership required reading.

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    Vegas_Heat, Thu, 22 Nov 2007 20:02:20 UTC.

    This book is just as relevant now as it was when is was written.

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    Marine4life, Sat, 01 Dec 2007 08:57:01 UTC.

    I read this book as a young LCpl. I will be reading it again, it is a great book and should be read by every Military person and LEO.

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    Retleo, Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:05:59 UTC.

    Read this years ago. A great mindset foundation for both military and LE tactical thinkers as well as rank and file members. Amazing that it still stnds up so well so long after it was written.

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    brooklynsergeant, Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:45:54 UTC.

    The Art of War, a timeless leadership guide for those warriors who want to win and want to be known as a great leader.

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    M14MAN, Fri, 04 Jan 2008 06:30:21 UTC.

    I remember reading this book in one of my PME's and was seen as invaluable and timeless book worthy of reading. I can assure you, this is not a boring read! Strongly recommended for the Warrior at Heart and there leadership style!

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    pc341352u, Fri, 01 Feb 2008 10:51:22 UTC.

    Great insight! I also found several translations in the book store. I opted to purchase the basic writings and get the complete review and historical version from the library. Good reading!

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    Taffy, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 13:40:26 UTC.

    I need a new one because I've worn my copy out. Good book for Law Enforcement and for Military.

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    dochudon, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:24:22 UTC.

    I have read several different books based on the art of war and I always come back to the Original. I even lose a little respect for supervisors who have never read it.

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    cgingo, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:29:08 UTC.

    I remember a former Air Force Captain I worked for years ago gave this book to me because he had just read it and thought it was great. I've re-read it many times over the years and each time I read it I learn something new.

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    EOD300, Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:39:07 UTC.

    Very usefull, my boss sure has read it 'cos he acts in the same way (Since i knew it I also rode it)

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    Tony60, Tue, 13 May 2008 23:55:37 UTC.

    Yes, it's relevance to life now has not diminished.

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    headbrer, Sun, 18 May 2008 17:20:45 UTC.

    Nothing better ever written either before of since

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    firefly241, Wed, 04 Jun 2008 06:44:22 UTC.

    Excellent Book, it provides useful advice to overcome obstacles in war, and life.

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    AZmeangreen, Mon, 09 Jun 2008 13:14:51 UTC.

    Excellent book with great advice/tactics for the field and the office. Know how to divide and conquer the idea thieves and backstabbers.

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 05:25:08 UTC.

    Great Book!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 05:27:18 UTC.


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    WAG923, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:01:22 UTC.

    None better.

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    trublue2002, Sat, 28 Jun 2008 23:48:23 UTC.

    A must read, the best out there!

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    Sung21Heart, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 01:37:41 UTC.

    There are three books that I think should be mandatory reading for Warriors of any kind, they are The Art of War and its companion The Art of Peace both by Sun Tzu, The Sacred Path Of The Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa and The Toltec Teachings by Theun Mares. There are many others, but these are must reades. Good call, Nikk

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    wothsuyip, Mon, 30 Jun 2008 03:21:25 UTC.

    What can anyone say about this book that hasn't been said! This is one of the best books for all Warriors..... POLICE everywhere need this, I have two copies of this book !! it is great...

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    Anonymous, Thu, 03 Jul 2008 00:41:52 UTC.


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    Hoffa_45, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:32:47 UTC.

    Must read for any WARRIOR.

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    klamm143, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:36:02 UTC.

    ONE of those "have too's" why are you waiting???

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    masterdiver200, Tue, 19 Aug 2008 22:49:23 UTC.

    Great book for those looking to enhance their tactical minds. The principals that the book speaks of, you can apply to any situation from personal to professional.

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    C_Repine, Sun, 14 Sep 2008 20:04:20 UTC.

    A true classic book on Strategic & Tactical thinking for Military & Law Enforcement. A MUST READ for all TRUE Warriors.

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    Japeters1127, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 14:03:22 UTC.

    Everyone should read this book

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    SammyCal1, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 02:36:02 UTC.

    Don't go to war without the information contained here.

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    sdmcdaniel, Fri, 19 Dec 2008 20:46:26 UTC.

    Excellent book, truly examines the mindset and means to be victorious in battle situations, as well as any day to day conflict, both physical and mental. Another great read in this same vane is The Book of Five Rings. Highly recommend both.

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    solaris12, Sat, 14 Feb 2009 20:49:39 UTC.

    A must have for any warrior, military or law enforcement.

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    MarlyB, Thu, 19 Feb 2009 23:35:55 UTC.

    Strategic wisdom. Many applications.

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    RustyKeeble, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:34:01 UTC.

    A must read for anyone who is in a leadership position in law enforcement. You must first know your enemy in order to defeat your enemy.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:55:22 UTC.

    I read this years ago while in the military. I still have that copy and read from it often.

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    Gooch, Wed, 25 Mar 2009 17:30:28 UTC.

    Outstanding book, I too read while in the CORPS! I even have the audio version of it!

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    Anonymous, Thu, 26 Mar 2009 02:06:27 UTC.

    One of the most dynamic books you will possibly read. Very hard to put down and everyone who reads this, will find a way to correlate and apply many of the principles to their life.

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    SgtCrimedog, Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:36:35 UTC.

    Great read!

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    mazinc2000, Sat, 04 Apr 2009 00:11:51 UTC.

    I tried reading this book... it was very hard to read. A lot of things did not seem to be applicable to modern times. Is there a revised version of this?

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    Bulldog136, Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:05:49 UTC.

    Should be read by all in leadership and/or tactical roles.

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    Einherjar, Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:38:03 UTC.

    Must read for anyone that has anything to do with human conflict

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    DEP_MCNATT, Fri, 01 May 2009 02:10:04 UTC.

    The Art of War should be a must read in every academy class. The lessons in this book are as relevant today as when it was written.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 02 May 2009 22:26:32 UTC.

    A classic and must read for combat arms!

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    juggernaut51, Sun, 21 Jun 2009 01:24:10 UTC.

    Good read!

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    Sheriff_1, Fri, 03 Jul 2009 02:26:59 UTC.

    This book is a classic and its lessons are as fresh today as the day it was written. Militay, law enforcement and business should make this mandatory reading.

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    EMoore60, Fri, 10 Jul 2009 12:10:25 UTC.

    I have a vast library and am asked what I believe are must reads for LEOs. Sun Szu is always in my top 10. in all of lifes endeavors: profession, family, politics the principle are timeless and effective. All personal/professional goals should include tenents from his writings.

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    USLawman1983, Sun, 18 Apr 2010 03:46:38 UTC.

    I've read four editions of TAOW over the years. I keep a paperback edition in my squad car. The parallels to LE work are amazing.

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    SkoolCop49, Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:14:58 UTC.

    The bible of the warrior.

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    sirengirl55, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:10:19 UTC.

    okay book to read.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:36:55 UTC.

    Gret book

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    CAZ, Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:38:03 UTC.

    When one is willing to learn then this is the book to teach. One of the greatest books ever written. This book is still used today by more people in more occupations then a lot of people are aware of. This is a must have.

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    corylovesandrea, Tue, 23 Aug 2011 18:42:03 UTC.

    Been quite a few years ago since I read it, but a great read nonetheless.

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    MRM0211, Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:46:35 UTC.

    Great book on how to attack and win

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    SE851, Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:41:43 UTC.

    A must read,and study ,for all who are in a leadership position or hope to be.

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