Art of War Influences

Pax Mongolica: How Genghis Khan Secured the Legendary Silk Road

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silk roadBeginning in the 3rd century BC, during the rule of the Han dynasty in China, the legendary Silk Road was the major trade link between east and west for hundreds of years, transporting imperial goods and providing cultural and diplomatic ties between the realms of Europe and Africa with those in Asia.

Being a vital economic and strategic point, the route fell into different hands over time and was often the matter that defined the power of various Asian warlords.

 
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Practical Uses

The Key Role Vikings Played in the History of Ireland

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The image of bloodthirsty Vikings, raiding and pillaging vulnerable coastal monasteries, is a familiar one in British history.

In recent years, our television and movies screens have been filled with images of grizzled, violent Scandinavian invaders, plundering churches and wreaking havoc on villages.

Most of these narratives focus on the Viking incursions into Scotland and the east coast of England.

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Technology

Digital Pulse Publishing titles join Espresso Book Machine international catalog.

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All active titles published by Pagoda Press, El Paso Norte Press, and Special Edition Books are now available for printing on demand on the Espresso Book Machine network internationally.

Jason Epstein, long-time editorial director of Random House’s trade book division, is the chairman and intellectual visionary of the enterprise. His dream is that every book would be available on call to everyone.

Source: With This Machine, You Can Print Books at the Local Bookstore

Literature

How to Care for Rare and First Edition Books

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A rare book is a treasure that is meant to be preserved for your lifetime and beyond. Building your own personal library is a way to conserve a cultural heritage and create a lasting legacy for future generations. These books cannot be easily replaced, and it is vitally important that you understand how to take care of your items and protect them properly. Taking care of your books shouldn’t be difficult.

Think of the golden rule and in some ways, just treat them the way a person would like to be treated.

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Philosophy

‘The Spinoza Problem,’ by Irvin Yalom – The Washington Post

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Among the innumerable treasures the Nazis stole from Europe during World War II was a collection of books displayed at the Spinoza Museum in Rijns­burg, Holland. Compared with the Rembrandts and Vermeers nearby, these antique volumes weren’t particularly valuable, but the Nazi officer assigned to carry out this little act of plunder said the books were of “great importance for the exploration of the Spinoza problem.”

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Art of War Influences

Why Beijing leaders should read Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ again

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Just one year ago, Chinese leaders were still very assertive and eagerly bragging about China’s various achievements through state propaganda apparatuses. These included the documentary film “Amazing China” that opened across the nation in March this year, the notion repeatedly pitched by mainland officialdom that the Belt and Road Initiative is saving the world economy,… Source: Why Beijing leaders should read Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ again
Art of War Influences

Sun Tzu shows up at this year’s hacker convention, AvengerCon

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With presentations ranging from “Anatomy of a Phish” to “Sun Tzu’s Art of War Applied to Cyber Operations,” AvengerCon has tripled in size in just 3 years.

The hacker-style convention, hosted by the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion Nov. 26-27 at Fort George G. Meade’s McGill Training Center, was open to all service members, DoD civilians and invited guests within the information security community.

Source: Hacker convention grows in third year at Fort Meade – Capital Gazette

Art of War Influences

The Art of Drawing ‘The Art of War’ – The New York Times

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A conversation with C.C. Tsai, a Chinese artist and illustrator of Sunzi’s classic “The Art of War” (Princeton University Press, 2018), translated into English by Brian Bruya.

When C.C. Tsai decided to adapt Sunzi’s “The Art of War” into a more contemporary format more than 30 years ago, his ambition was to breathe new life into the 2,500-year-old text. “When people talk about transmitting the classics to the present generation, it’s often very sterile and uniform and, frankly, boring,” Tsai said.

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Banned Books

Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover from obscenity trial sold at auction for $70K

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The copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge who presided over the famous obscenity trial in 1960 has sold at auction for £56,250.

The tattered Penguin paperback – along with a damask bag designed to stop photographers snapping the judge carrying the scandalous tome – sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby’s on Tuesday.

Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing DH Lawrence’s novel about an affair between a wealthy woman and her husband’s gamekeeper, a landmark in the frank literary depiction of sexuality.

Source: Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover from obscenity trial sold at auction – The Irish News