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    The Book of Five Rings (CD-Audio) By (author) Miyamoto Musashi, Narrator Scott Brick

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    DescriptionSetting 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."


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    Title
    The Book of Five Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miyamoto Musashi, Narrator Scott Brick
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400118526
    ISBN 10: 1400118522
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWK
    B&T General Subject: 520
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, PHI003000, SPO027000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.5/47, 355.547
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57470
    LC classification: U101 .M5913 2010C
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: TTM, NHW, JWK, SRM
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    30 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    The famed swordsman Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) engaged in sixty duels without suffering defeat once, and was noted in this regard for his skill at handling two swords at once. He is the author of "The Book of Five Rings," which he finished the same year he died. Scott Brick has recorded over five hundred audiobooks, has won over forty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and has twice received Audie Awards for his work on the Dune series. He has been proclaimed a Golden Voice by "AudioFile" magazine as well as "Publishers Weekly"'s 2007 Narrator of the Year.
    Review quote
    "On Wall Street, when Musashi talks, people listen." ---Time