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Jan, 2020

Sun Tzu Soccer Book Release

January 15, 2020

Concord, NC
From: Carolina Soccer Club
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For Immediate Release:                                                                         Sun Tzu Soccer Book Release

Carolina Soccer Club is excited to announce that Sun Tzu Soccer, a book written by CSC Executive Director Liam Shannon based on classic The Art of War, will be released and available for purchase on Amazon on April 21, 2020.

Composed sometime in the late 5th century BCE, The Art of War by Chinese general Sun Tzu is the most well known and most highly respected work on military strategy in history. The now 2,400-year-old text is still used in teaching philosophy and strategy at the leading military academies, including the US Military Academy at West Point and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Business Insider named The Art of War as one of the top 25 most influential books ever written, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson identified The Art of War as one of the books "every intelligent person on the planet should read”.

The Art of War and Sun Tzu have been referenced and quoted in various movies, including Wall Street (1987), The Rock (1996) The Family Man (2000) Bandits (2001), and the James Bond movie “Die Another Day,” (2002).  In television, The Art of War is referenced in The Sopranos, the Netflix historical drama “Marco Polo,” and the FX comedy “Wilfred”.

The Art of War has also been famously applied in sports. NFL coach Bill Belichick, holder of the most Super Bowl wins in history, has stated on multiple occasions his admiration for The Art of War. Furthermore, Brazilian football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari actively used The Art of War for Brazil’s successful 2002 World Cup campaign. During the tournament Scolari put passages of The Art of War underneath his players’ doors in the night.

Liam commented: “The Art of War text that Scolari used, and those that he dispensed to his players, were copies of the original book: Sun Tzu’s work that the reader would then have to interpret himself. In comparison, Sun Tzu Soccer is a translated work of The Art of War into soccer-specific language and scenarios. Sun Tzu Soccer, therefore, reads exactly as The Art of War would read, if The Art of War were written specifically for soccer. And, just as The Art of War created a baseline for military strategy and philosophy, Sun Tzu Soccer creates that same baseline for soccer.”

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