For the first time in the English language a comprehensive collection of the classical Chinese military maxims, sourced from the wide selection of relevant texts, both well-known and obscure, on a basis of practical modern-day usage, is presented in a straightforward and logically consistent form. The jewels of tactical and strategic thought tested by some three thousand years of experience and still inexhaustible are now available to be consulted in private life, business or indeed anywhere.
C. Ioutsen was educated in Moscow at the State University for Humanities and at the Gnesins State Musical College. He has worked as a composer, arranger, conductor, music producer, and also — occasionally — as an editor, translator, talk therapist and dealer in Late Renaissance books, not to mention a continuous teaching career with subjects ranging from English and Latin to piano and music theory. He has published eight other books and is now a Researcher at the State Museum of Literature.