January 6, 2005
News & Opinion: 80 Books Every Manager Should Read - Pre-1900's
500 BC - Sun Tzu: The Art of War
1500 - Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince
1776 - Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations
1831 - Karl von Clausewitz: On War
1832 - Charles Babbage: On the Economy of Machinery & Manufactures
This is from Financial Times Handbook of Management 3rd Edition.