The Book of Five Rings - Musashi Miyamoto

The Book of Five Rings

By Musashi Miyamoto

  • Release Date: 2010-12-29
  • Genre: Classics
4 Score: 4 (From 125 Ratings)


The Book of Five Rings is a classic strategy book written by Musashi Miyamoto. The Book of Five Rings is widely considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.


  • Cover

    By Selecby
    Is there a reason he’s wearing imperial Chinese garb as opposed to Japanese ones, did he move to China or something?
  • Confusing

    By apple_apple_apple!
    He talks about using swords. Not totally useless info here but it’s kinda like reading Shakespeare. Kinda boring and a little difficult to understand. Overall I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.
  • Spirit

    By Bo Atlanta
    As the last line in this book about Spirit, this book is Nothingness! Worst book ever!
  • Good read

    By @mek_4real
    If used correctly this book is good in everyday life
  • The Book of Five Rings

    By Danny Salomon
    The Book of Five Rings is my all time favorite book. This is by far the best purchase on iBooks !! Thanks A+++