This publication is an easy-to-read summary of Sun Tzu's The Art of War, a masterpiece on strategy and often referenced by generals and theorists throughout history. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but it has also become increasingly popular among political leaders and those in business management. Despite its title, The Art of War addresses strategy in a broad fashion, touching upon public administration and planning. The text outlines theories of battle but also advocates diplomacy and cultivating relationships with other nations as essential to the health of a state. "In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace." This publication includes a summary of Sun Tzu's life; chapter summaries of The Art of War; quotations; military applications; applications outside the military; and Sun Tzu's legacy.