Art of War uncovers the true story behind this legendary text, and illustrates in micro-detail how Sun Tzu's principles helped tip the scales in history's most important battles - from Gettysburg, to D-Day, to the Tet Offensive. It also deciphers the clues behind the strange life of Sun Tzu himself - a mysterious figure who appears out of nowhere, leads a great army to victory, then disappears into the mountains. Follow his principles and you win. Ignore them and you lose. No matter how desperate your situation or how powerful your opponent, Sun Tzu's lessons are the keys to victory on any battlefield - fail to learn them and you fight in the darkness.