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Way to Victory: Annotated Book of Five Rings

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Title: Way to Victory: Annotated Book of Five Rings
Author: Miyamoto, Musashi
ISBN: 9781585670383
Publisher: Overlook Books
Published: 2001
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:
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.