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The Samurai Series: The Book of Five Rings, Hagakure - The Way of the Samurai & Bushido - The Soul of Japan (Illustrated) (Translated) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B002EQAXCI
- Publisher : El Paso Norte Press (June 22, 2009)
- Publication date : June 22, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 1552 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,581,550 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Cons: Looks as though they tried to save a few bucks by cutting out the editor.
As there are grammar errors on nearly every other page. The most humorous being "-once bearded a boat..." most of the others are fat finger mistakes. Mostly with the letters "H" and "B" (i.e. Bear instead of Hear). Tis rather disappointing, hopefully I can finish it before I re-buy them separately and throw this in the fire, dancing naked around it maniacally.
Guess you get what you pay for...
Top reviews from other countries
This series of three exceptional books is an excellent way of obtaining inexpensively the three books in one.
The Book of Five Rings gives great insight into the essentials of individual combat and the essence of being a Samurai. It contains various tales which illustrate their philosophy and practice.
The second book, Hagakure - The Way of the Samurai explains the major ideas and philosophy that are essential to the "way of the Samurai"
Last but by no means least, the third part for which I mainly made the purchase, Bushido - The Soul of Japan. This is a great introduction to the discipline of Bushido. "Way of the warrior knight" This is an exceptional book which I thoroughly enjoyed. We could all benefit from learning about the virtues that are at the heart of Bushido.
With regards to its presentation, this great collection contains a linked table of contents, as well as internally linked tables for each major work and chapter. It is presented expertly and the illustrations look good on the kindle screen.
Overall a wonderful series perfect for martial arts enthusiasts or anyone interested in Japanese history and the spirituality and disciplines of the spectacular samurai.
in one volume cutting the cost to a fraction of the price of purchasing all 3 separately it was a must have.
The 3 classical texts write about the path of the Samurai in Japan. It`s easy to navigate and I particularly like the illustrations making a great finishing touch.