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The Book of Five Rings (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Here is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for leaders in all professions, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

The Book of Five Rings —which has become a well-known classic among American business people, studied for its insights into the Japanese approach to business strategy—was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Unlike previous editions of The Book of Five Rings, Thomas Cleary's is an accessible translation, free of jargon, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy: The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

Synopsis:

Japan's answer to the Harvard MBA Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, the book has been hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen — or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics for outwitting the competition.

About the Author

Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher. He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877739982
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Miyamoto, Musashi
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Musashi, Miyamoto
Author:
Cleary, Thomas
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Swordplay
Subject:
Swordplay -- Japan -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Eastern - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Shambhala Pocket Classics
Series Volume:
no. 856
Publication Date:
19940322
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
161
Dimensions:
4.49x3.02x.47 in. .18 lbs.

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