Book of Five Rings (Arc Classics)

Book of Five Rings (Arc Classics)

Arcturus Publishing

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The bestselling Japanese classic of conflict and strategy--studied for its insights into the Japanese approach to business strategy--from the translator of The Art of War. Cleary's rendering of the text presents an accessible, jargon-free translation along with another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy, The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori.


Miyamoto Musashi was born around 1584 into a samurai family in Harima province. His mother died soon after his birth, so he was raised by his step-mother and then his uncle, a monk from the Shoreian temple. While staying with his uncle, he was taught Zen Buddhisma and basic reading and writing. He had his first duel at the age of thirteen and went on to have 59 more, claiming never to have lost a single one. He completed his influential book on swordsmanship in May 1645, the year he died..

Pub Date: 2022
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

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