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Samurai Books

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The Martial Artist's "Book of Five Rings": The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy
The Martial Artist's "Book of Five Rings": The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy
"A translation by an accomplished Martial Artist for Martial Artists - it doesn't try and turn it into a text for Businessmen"
The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of Shogun (The Way of the Warrior Series)
The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of Shogun (The Way of the Warrior Series)
"Different from Musashi this text tries to place the martial arts in a social context"
The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman (The Way of the Warrior Series)
The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman (The Way of the Warrior Series)
"Takuan Soho provides wise insight into the mindset of a martial artist"
Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
"Short passages make this an accesible entry point into Samurai philosophy"
The Samurai and the Sacred: The Path of the Warrior (General Military)
The Samurai and the Sacred: The Path of the Warrior (General Military)
"A secondary source this book provides insight into the belief systems of the Samurai"
The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi
The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi
"A brilliant biography of a man who has come to embody the modern concept of a warrior"
The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori (History)
The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori (History)
"An excellent account of the "Last Samurai""
Samurai: The World of the Warrior (Special Editions (Military))
Samurai: The World of the Warrior (Special Editions (Military))
"A brilliant overall account of the Samurai"
Samurai Invasion: Japan's Korean War 1592-1598 (Cassell Military)
Samurai Invasion: Japan's Korean War 1592-1598 (Cassell Military)
"Masterful account of the invasion of Korea with a balanced view of both sides"
The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke.: A Contemporary Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke.: A Contemporary Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
"A code of conduct that was designed for younger Samurai."
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
"A good overall account of the evolution of martial arts in Japan - though be warned it is Aikido biased!"
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