From bestselling author Robert Greene comes a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war that can help us gain mastery in the modern world. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts,The 33 Strategies of Waris a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life. Based on profound, timeless lessons, it is abundantly illustrated with examples of the genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as diplomats, captains of industry and Samurai swordsmen.
Robert Greene, author ofThe 48 Laws of PowerandThe Art of Seduction(both from Profile), has a degree in Classical Studies and has been an editor atEsquireand other magazines. He is also a playwright and lives in Los Angeles.
'Translatable to virtually every facet of daily life ... a rich mine of ideas and information ... readable and stimulating.', Scotland on Sunday
'Entertaining ... mostly due to the Rambo-inspired mentality that oozes from every khaki-ed, muscle-bound phrase.', Daily Telegraph
'Very good ... an enormous number of directed anecdotes from warfare, politics and the arts.', Nicholas Fearn, Independent on Sunday