The Book of Five Rings

Originally published: Boston: Shambhala, c1993.

The Book of Five Rings

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.

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The Book of Five Rings
Language: en
Pages: 123
Authors: Musashi Miyamoto, William Scott Wilson, Shiro Tsujimura
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

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
Musashi's Book of Five Rings
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Stephen F. Kaufman
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-15 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

This classic interpertation of Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings is intended specifically for the martial artist—as Miyamoto Musashi originally intended. It explains the underlying truths necessary for a full understanding of Musashi's message for warriors. The result is an enthralling book on martial strategy that combines the instincts
The Book of Five Rings
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: D. E. Tarver, Miyamoto Musashi
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: iUniverse

For centuries, The Book of Five Rings has been a resource for gaining insight into the mind of the warrior spirit. The famous Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, originally wrote the work in 1645. Musashi, the Sword Saint, as he is known in Japan, killed his first man in a duel when
A Book of Five Rings
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Miyamoto Musashi, Victor Harris
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-20 - Publisher: Allison & Busby

The definitive translation now encompassing never-before-seen images, including artwork by Musashi himself. Japan's business executives have long applied Musashi's teachings to their business methods. This book - the original life-guide by Japan's greatest warrior - means you can do so too. Written in 1645 by the most famous and unconquerable
The Book of Five Rings
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael Ashley
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-04 - Publisher: FastPencil Inc

The Book of Five Rings is a life-changing classic that will benefit students and businessmen alike. From strategy to spirituality, Miyamoto Musashi takes you through the five books of Ichi Ryu Ni To (One school - two swords) and clearly explains the benefits of each ring. Whether this is your