The Tao Of Spycraft

Author: Ralph D. Sawyer
Editor: Westview Press
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But The Tao of Spycraft is more than an examination of military tactics; it also provides a thorough overview of the history of spies in China, emphasizing their early development, ruthless employment, and dramatic success in subverting famous generals, dooming states to extinction, and facilitating the rise of the first imperial dynasty known as the Ch'in.
The Tao Of Spycraft
Language: en
Pages: 617
Authors: Ralph D. Sawyer, Mei-chün Sawyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-09-10 - Publisher: Westview Press

But The Tao of Spycraft is more than an examination of military tactics; it also provides a thorough overview of the history of spies in China, emphasizing their early development, ruthless employment, and dramatic success in subverting famous generals, dooming states to extinction, and facilitating the rise of the first
The Tao of Deception
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Ralph D. Sawyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-13 - Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

The definitive book on ancient military principles that is strikingly relevant to the War on Terror, the war in Iraq, and the rise of China as a geopolitical power
Book of Spies
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Ralph D Sawyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-29 - Publisher:

The only premodern contemplation of spies ever written apart from Sunzi's brief but incisive Art of War chapter, Jian Shu (Book of Spies) was completed in the last century of the severely weakened Qing dynasty to address pressing defensive needs. The first third of the book ponders the nature of
Lever of Power
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Ralph D. Sawyer
Categories: Deception (Military science)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-15 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Despite being disparaged as the refuge of the weak and pernicious, the chosen mode of Asiatic and other duplicitous peoples, ever since antiquity deceptive measures have enabled dramatic battlefield success by acting as a "lever or power." Historical records unequivocally show both China and the West have virtually unbroken traditions
The Tao of Deception
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Ralph D. Sawyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The history of China is a history of warfare. Wars have caused dynasties to collapse, fractured the thin fasade of national unity, and brought decades of alien occupation. But throughout Chinese history, its warfare has been guided by principles different from those that governed Europe. Chinese strategists followed the concept,