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    The Book of Five Rings (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior) (Hardback) By (author) Musashi Miyamoto

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    DescriptionThis 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 the battlefield now serve the modern reader in the battle of life.


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    Title
    The Book of Five Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Musashi Miyamoto
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9784770028013
    ISBN 10: 4770028016
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    LC classification: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSTM
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Abridged Dewey: 181
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15220
    DC22: 796.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPJ
    DC22: 355.547
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    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    3 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha International Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Tokyo
    Author Information
    MIYAMOTO MUSASHI (1584-1645) was a renowned swordsman and painter. A masterless samurai, he developed the two-sword style of fighting and emerged victorious in more than 60 sword fights in his travels throughout Japan. The author of The Book of Five Rings, he is also the subject of the novel Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa. WILLIAM SCOTT WILSON, the translator, was born in 1944 and grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College in 1966, he was invited by a friend to join a three-month kayak trip up the coast of Japan from Shimonoseki to Tokyo. This eye-opening journey, beautifully documented in National Geographic, spurred Wilson's fascination with the culture and history of Japan. After receiving a B.A. degree in political science from Dartmouth, Wilson earned a second B.A. in Japanese language and literature from the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies in Monterey, California, then undertook extensive research on Edo-period (1603-1868) philosophy at the Aichi Prefectural University, in Nagoya, Japan. Wilson completed his first translation, Hagakure, while living in an old farmhouse deep in the Japanese countryside. Hagakure saw publication in 1979, the same year Wilson completed an M.A. in Japanese language and literature at the University of Washington. Wilson's other translations include TheBook of Five Rings, The Life-Giving Sword, The Unfettered Mind, the Eiji Yoshikawa novel Taiko, and Ideals of the Samurai, which has been used as a college textbook on Japanese history and thought. Two decades after its initial publication, Hagakure was prominently featured in the Jim Jarmusch film Ghost Dog. Wilson currently lives in Miami, Florida.
    Review quote
    "On Wall Street, when Musashi talks, people listen" -Time Magazine "Musashi's teachings read like lessons from the latest business management gurus. Who couldn't succeed in business by applying Musahi's insights to conflicts and strategy." -Inc. Magazine