A Way To Victory

A Way To Victory : The Annotated Book of Five Rings

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Although it was written over 300 years ago as a treatise on strategy and combat. Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings is heralded today as a classic work that speaks almost equally to the businessperson, the philosopher, and the practitioner of the martial arts. In A Way to Victory, Master Hidy Ochiai -- a legend in the martial arts who has devoted much of his life to the teachings of Musashi -- provides both a new translation of The Book of Five Rings and annotations that clarify the text's lessons in strategy for a contemporary reader. Overlook's edition of the classic work has sold more than 600,000 copies.Ochiai's new translation represents a seven-year effort not only to render the wisdom and spirit of Musashi's timeless teachings, but to painstakingly maintain the completeness and precision of his original words. Master Ochiai then follows each of the five volumes of the book with an in-depth analysis of that section's themes, offering the work as a "constructive method of overcoming challenges in life, personal or otherwise". A Way to Victory is a testament to the lasting importance of The Book of Five Rings. It is the perfect complement to Musashi's classic work.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 172 x 228 x 20mm | 498.95g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1585670383
  • 9781585670383

Table of contents

A Way To VictoryPart I: Absolute Victory Winning And Success A Biographical Sketch Of Miyamoto Musashi Mind Of Samurai Belief and Confidence Victory Without Fighting A Resolute Mind Part II: The Book Of Five Rings Volume One Earth Translation Analysis Volume Two Water Translation Analysis Volume Three Fire Translation Analysis Volume Four Wind Translation Epilogue Analysis Volume Five Ku Translation Analysis Notes Map Of Japan And Legend Bibliography Translator's Postscriptshow more

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