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Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war—and the subtle social game of everyday life—by the bestselling author
of The 48 Laws of PowerRobert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery,
espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting
victim, or become the greatest in your field. In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to
this ruthless and unique series.
Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of
years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life
informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. Structured in Greene’s trademark style, The 33
Strategies of War is the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret
Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and
diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive
strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength, or the defensive
strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. The great warriors of
battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance, and calm, and a keen understanding that the
rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book,
The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever
gain the upper hand.