"A tour de force. Sawyer puts this most famous of the classic Chinese military writings into context and shows that Sun-tzu was not just a solitary genius, but the product of a remarkably rich martial culture."
—Robert L. O'Connell, author of Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
"I am convinced that this translation...will prove to be the definitive edition for many years to come."
—Robin D.S. Yates, McGill University
"Fills a serious gap for anyone interested in the history of ancient warfare...a fascinating book."—Arther Ferrill, author of The Origins of War: From the Stone Age to Alexander the Great