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The Book of Five Rings: A Classic Text on the Japanese Way of the Sword Mass Market Paperback – 15 April 2005
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"The Book of Five Rings was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy," The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.
- ASIN : 1590302486
- Publisher : SHAMBHALA - TRADE; 1st edition (15 April 2005)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781590302484
- ISBN-13 : 978-1590302484
- Dimensions : 10.62 x 1.32 x 17.07 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 60,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In short; what it teaches, you don't need in this day and age, and it isn't really transferable. By all means, buy for historical interest, but that's the only interest to be found here.