Praise for the Art of War: The Denma Translation:

     “Among the numerous recent translations available, the Denma Translation  Group's The Art of War: A New Translation is memorable for its psychological,  almost pacifistic perspective on the text. War is interpreted as any situation of  conflict, and victory becomes the triumph of persuading others without ever  having to battle in the first place. This is an intriguing new angle on an age-old  text."
Publishers Weekly, December 1, 2000

     “Sun Tzu's The Art of War is undisputedly one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. This new translation by the Denma Translation Group—led by Kidder Smith (Sung Dynasty Uses of the I-Ching), an Asian studies expert at  Bowdoin College, and James Gimian, publisher of the Shambhala Sun magazine—helps bridge the gap between the ancient Chinese oral tradition and today's modern reader. It's supplemented with essays and commentary that demonstrate just how much this message of victory without aggression still resonates with how we conduct all aspects our lives today."
Publishers Weekly, December 18, 2000                    

     "The commentary and essays included will help the reader appreciate that this work has endured, not simply as a manual for the conduct of warfare but because of the depth of the principles on which it is based and their applicability to everyday life. Libraries will want to acquire this as a complement to the Griffith translation.”
Library Journal, February 2001

     “An exhilarating experience. They have a collective genius in presenting difficult ideas and unfamiliar concepts in an amazingly straightforward way."
Victor H. Mair, Professor, Asian Studies Department, University of Pennsylvania,

     “In my seminars I have found that the Denma Group’s Art of War is the one version of the text that most closely resonates with the professional experience of senior military officers regarding tactics and doctrine. It is the most sophisticated and accessible I’ve seen.”
Andrew R. Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Prof. of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College

      “This luminous translation gave me a much clearer understanding of Sun Tzu’s deeper purpose—to make war unnecessary.  The Denma group’s insights into ‘taking whole’ and recognizing and using what is, in the present moment, show us how to apply Sun Tzu’s wisdom in everyday situations, fraught as they so often are with the potential for conflict.  This is wisdom we need now more than ever.”
James A. Autry, Real Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching.

     "The Denma Group's Sun Tzu provides sound advice for 21st century policy makers and military planners.  This fresh translation is amazingly relevant as Americans come to grips the security requirements of a diverse, multi-polar world.  This book should be on the shelf of every plans officer in the US military, as well as every serious student of national security."
Rear Admiral Michael Ratliff, USN (Ret.), former Director of U.S. Naval Intelligence

     “The Denma Translation Group has brilliantly captured the voice and substance of Sun Tzu, bringing a wonderful sensitivity to an outstanding new translation."

Larry Seaquist, U.S. Navy (Ret), commander of USS Iowa, and served in strategy assignments on the Navy Staff, the Joint Staff, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The founder of an international, nonprofit The Strategy Group, he heads conflict-prevention projects around the world.