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Publisher Comments:

Setting down his thoughts on swordplay, on winning, and on spirituality, legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi intended this modest work as a guide for his immediate disciples and future generations of samurai. He had little idea he was penning a masterpiece that would be eagerly devoured by people in all walks of life centuries after his death.

Along with The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Five Rings has long been regarded as an invaluable treatise on the strategy of winning. Musashi's timeless advice on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, creating confusion, and other techniques for overpowering an assailant was addressed to the readers of earlier times on the battlefield and now serves the modern reader in the battle of life.

In this new rendering by the translator of Hagakure and The Unfettered Mind, William Scott Wilson adheres rigorously to the seventeenth-century Japanese text and clarifies points of ambiguity in earlier translations. In addition, he offers an extensive introduction and a translation of Musashi's rarely published The Way of Walking Alone.

Synopsis:

The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture.

About the Author

Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio. His stage appearances throughout the U.S. include Cyrano, Hamlet, and MacBeth. He's read over 150 audiobooks in four years-for that, AudioFile magazine named Scott "a rising and shining star" and awarded him as one of the magazine's Golden Voices. The Audie- and Earphone Award-winning actor has read several Macmillan Audio audioBooks, including Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and Dune: The Machine Crusade by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. In addition to his acting work, Scott choreographs fight sequences, and was a combatant in films such as Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400148523
Author:
Miyamoto, Musashi
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Translator:
Wilson, William Scott
Read by:
Brick, Scott
Read:
Brick, Scott
Narrated:
Brick, Scott
Author:
Musashi, Miyamoto
Author:
Brick, Scott
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
180

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Philosophy General
Sports and Outdoors » Martial Arts » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Martial Arts » General

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