art of war

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The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.
The old man of Torn attended to the training of serf and squire in the art of war, for it was ever necessary to fill the gaps made in the companies, due to their constant encounters upon the highroad and their battles at the taking of some feudal castle; in which they did not always come off unscathed, though usually victorious.
Why,' said he, `does not the emperor, who has devised so many clever and efficient modes of improving the art of war, organize a regiment of lawyers, judges and legal practitioners, sending them in the hottest fire the enemy could maintain, and using them to save better men?
These were more in number, and stronger, and they were more skilled in the art of war, for they could fight, either from chariots or on foot as the occasion served; in the morning, therefore, they came as thick as leaves and bloom in summer, and the hand of heaven was against us, so that we were hard pressed.
Perhaps he is visiting the sentries, thought she; perhaps he is bivouacking; perhaps he is attending the couch of a wounded comrade, or studying the art of war up in his own desolate chamber.
He recounted (specifically, in chapter 12 of Part II) this failed campaign in Art of War at Sea, which he produced from 1552 to 1554 upon his return to Lisbon.
Stuart Crainer asks how The Art of War can have any relevance to running a crisp factory in Ipswich.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution', said Machiavelli in The Art Of War.
COMbat (Wiley,John & Sons Incorporated), McCarthy uses The Art of War, a 2,000-year-old combat manual by Chinese general Sun Tzu, to highlight winning strategies in the digital war.
Aficionados will find a good deal of satisfaction in The Roman art of war.
THE art of war is uncovered in a new photographic exhibition at the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds.
There's no way the writing staff of 'Game of Thrones' haven't read 'The Art of War,''' he wrote by email.