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"The Lone Samurai"

♥ Book Title : The Lone Samurai
♣ Name Author : William Scott Wilson
∞ Launching : 2013-03-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780834828513
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0834828510
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Miyamoto Musashi (1584?1645) was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, the Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy still fascinate us and continue to inspire artists, authors, and filmmakers. Here, respected translator and expert on samurai culture William Scott Wilson has created both a vivid account of a fascinating period in feudal Japan and a portrait of the courageous, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his time. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was about mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in his Book of Five Rings. This volume includes supplemental material on Musashi’s legacy as a martial arts icon, his impact on literature and film, and the influence of his Book of Five Rings."Article| William Scott Wilson| Statement ..."

"The Lone Samurai"

♥ Book Title : The Lone Samurai
♣ Name Author : William Scott Wilson
∞ Launching : 2013
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781590309872
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1590309871
⊕ Number Pages : Total 284 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The life of Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), Japan's greatest samurai swordsman, is chronicled in this first authoritative, "lively and balanced" ("Library Journal"), English-language biography of the impressive warrior. Included is original artwork by Musashi plus Glossary, map, and Appendices."Article| William Scott Wilson| Statement ..."

"The Lone Samurai"

♥ Book Title : The Lone Samurai
♣ Name Author : William Scott Wilson
∞ Launching : 2004
◊ Info ISBN Link : 477002942X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9784770029423
⊕ Number Pages : Total 287 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Lone Samurai is a Kodansha International publication."Article| William Scott Wilson| Statement ..."

"The Lone Samurai and the Martial Arts"

♥ Book Title : The Lone Samurai and the Martial Arts
♣ Name Author : Stephen R. Turnbull
∞ Launching : 1990
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0853689679
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780853689676
⊕ Number Pages : Total 159 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Om samuraikrigeren i både legende og historie"Article| Stephen R. Turnbull| Statement ..."

"The Lone Samurai Kehidupan Miyamoto Musashi"

♥ Book Title : The Lone Samurai Kehidupan Miyamoto Musashi
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 2006
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9792217401
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789792217407
⊕ Number Pages : Total 319 sheet
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"The Pocket Samurai"

♥ Book Title : The Pocket Samurai
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 2015-07-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780834830493
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0834830493
⊕ Number Pages : Total 272 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The samurai of Japan, who were the country’s military elite from medieval times to the end of the nineteenth century, were synonymous with valor, honor, and martial arts prowess. Their strict adherence to the code of bushido ("the way of the warrior"), chivalry, and honor in fighting to the death continues to capture the imagination of people today, inspiring authors, filmmakers, and artists. The Pocket Samurai contains the essential writings of the era by the most esteemed samurai and philosophers of the age, including the iconic Miyamoto Musashi, author of The Book of Five Rings; Yamamoto Tsunetomo, author of Hagakure, the best-known explication of the samurai code; Takuan Soho, a Zen priest and adviser to samurai; Yamaoka Tesshu, a master swordsman whose colorful life was devoted to martial arts and Zen; along with many others."Article| no defined| Statement ..."

"Cultivating Ch'i"

♥ Book Title : Cultivating Ch'i
♣ Name Author : Kaibara Ekiken
∞ Launching : 2013
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781590309889
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 159030988X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 223 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Samurai are best known for taking life—but here is a samurai doctor's prescription for how to preserve life, and to make yours a long and healthy one. Unlike other samurai of his time, the samurai Kaibara Ekiken (1630–1714) was concerned less with swordsmanship than with how to maintain and nurture the healthy mind and body upon which martial techniques and philosophy depended. While serving as the chief medical doctor and healer to the Kuroda clan, he came to a holistic view of how the physical, mental, and spiritual lives of his patients were connected. Drawing from his medical practice, the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, and his life experience, Ekiken createdthis text as a guide to sustaining health and stamina from youth to old age. Ekiken's advice regarding moderation, food and drink, sleep, sexual activity, bathing, and therapeutic practices is still amazingly intuitive and appropriate nearly three hundred years after this book was written."Article| Kaibara Ekiken| Statement ..."

"The Book of Five Rings"

♥ Book Title : The Book of Five Rings
♣ Name Author : Musashi Miyamoto
∞ Launching : 2012
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1590309847
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781590309841
⊕ Number Pages : Total 123 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do."Article| Musashi Miyamoto| Statement ..."

"Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan"

♥ Book Title : Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan
♣ Name Author : Stewart Lone
∞ Launching : 2009-10-23
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781135212117
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1135212112
⊕ Number Pages : Total 176 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ‘nation of samurai’, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of men, women and children. They show that the impression of a uniquely disciplined, regimented, militaristic society, which took root in the Western imagination from the 1890s and which helped bring about the Pacific war of 1941-5, is a gross illusion. Stewart Lone challenges the long-standing view of prewar Japan as a ‘militaristic’ society. Instead of relying on the usual accounts about senior commanders and politics at the heart of government, he shows the realities of provincial society’s relations with the military in Japan at ground level. Working from the perspective of civil society and both rural and urban life in the provinces, Lone investigates broader civil contacts with the military including schools, local businesses, leisure and entertainment, civic ceremonies and monuments, as well as public attitudes towards the military and its values. This book will be of interest to upper undergraduates, postgraduates and academics interested in military history and Japanese history."Article| Stewart Lone| Statement ..."

"The Swordsman's Handbook"

♥ Book Title : The Swordsman's Handbook
♣ Name Author : William Scott Wilson
∞ Launching : 2014-04-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780834829732
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0834829738
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the samurai era than the sword. By the seventeenth century in Japan, the art of swordsmanship had begun to take on an almost cult-like popularity. Swordsmanship was more than a mastery of technique; it was a path toward self-mastery. The Swordsman’s Handbook is the definitive collection of writings by men who saw the study of swordsmanship not only as essential to life and death, but as something that transcended life and death as well. Their teaching, that dealing with conflict is an art that requires grace and courage, speaks to us today with surprising immediacy and relevance. Included in this collection are writings by Kotada Yahei Toshitada, Takuan Soho, Yagyu Munenori, Miyamoto Musashi, Matsura Seizan, Issai Chozanshi, and Yamaoka Tesshu."Article| William Scott Wilson| Statement ..."

"The Samurai Swordsman"

♥ Book Title : The Samurai Swordsman
♣ Name Author : Stephen Turnbull
∞ Launching : 2008-02-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781473817937
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1473817935
⊕ Number Pages : Total 208 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Samurai tells the story of the courageous and highly disciplined fighting men of this time, showing how they evolved from the primitive fighters of the seventh century into an invincible military caste with a fearsome reputation. In the early seventh century, the samurai rose to prominence during the struggles between the emperor and the military leaders (shogun). They took part in the invasion of Korea, as well as helping to keep Japan free from foreign influence. From the Heian period through to the Onin wars, the history of the samurai is replete with tales of heroism and bloodshed. Although the samurai is most famous for his use of the sword, he also used a wide variety of other weapons, such as the crossbow, the dagger and the spear. Samurai armour and costume were constantly evolving, and by the twelfth century most samurai were wearing the box-like yoroi armour. Samurai examines samurai fighting tactics, as well as acts such as ritual suicide (hari-kiri) and the taking of enemy heads as trophies."Article| Stephen Turnbull| Statement ..."

"Miyamoto Musashi"

♥ Book Title : Miyamoto Musashi
♣ Name Author : Kenji Tokitsu
∞ Launching : 2006-06-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780834824881
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0834824884
⊕ Number Pages : Total 528 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and giving a clear picture of the man behind the myth. Musashi's best-known work, The Book of Five Rings, provides timeless insight into the nature of conflict. Tokitsu translates and provides extensive commentary on that popular work, as well as three other short texts on strategy that were written before it, and a longer, later work entitled "The Way to Be Followed Alone." Tokitsu is a thoughtful and informed guide, putting the historical and philosophical aspects of the text into context, and illuminating the etymological nuances of particular Japanese words and phrases. As a modern martial artist and a scholar, Tokitsu provides a view of Musashi's life and ideas that is accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students."Article| Kenji Tokitsu| Statement ..."