The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings

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by Miyamoto Musashi
     
 

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For almost 400 years The Book of Five Rings has been the all time classic on Strategy, Leadership, and Warrior philosophy.See more details below

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For almost 400 years The Book of Five Rings has been the all time classic on Strategy, Leadership, and Warrior philosophy.

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Time
On Wall Street, when Musashi talks, people listen.
Library Journal
Written by legendary Japanese swordsman Musashi, this 17th-century exposition of sword-fighting strategy and Zen philosophy has been embraced by many contemporary readers, especially business school students, as a manual on how to succeed in life. There are many English translations, but every one, including this one, suffers from inadequate cultural, literary, and philosophical commentary. Musashi's work should be studied, not simply read, and Cleary's translation lacks commentary; it also makes the prose seems flat and the philosophy simplistic. Yet what makes this new translation worthwhile is the second text, buried deep in the back like an appendix: Yagyu Munenori's The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War . This text, also an exposition on sword fighting and Zen philosophy, is difficult to find in an English translation, and its availability is welcome. Recommended for academic libraries generally.-- Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib., Honolulu
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"On Wall Street, when Musashi talks, people listen." —Time

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570627484
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Shambhala Classics
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
634,798
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.44(d)

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