DeMente, Boye LaFayette. "Samurai Strategies: 42 Martial Secrets from Musashi's Book of Five Rings." Tuttle Publishing. Vermont. 2008.
Review: Mr. DeMente takes his vast knowledge of Japanese culture along with his expertise and association with Michihiro Matsumoto on Samurai and Musashi Miyamoto to bring clarity to the seven traits of the Samurai and the Book of Five Rings.
Like all his books on the culture of the Orient this opens the door to the relations between the feudal era that brought into being the culture, customs and beliefs that drive the Japanese today to the interpretation of the book of five rings along with close insight to the personality of the "sword saint" Miyamoto Musashi.
The book of five rings can be a bit difficult for us to connect to our martial practice but this book brings a strong spot light on that issue illuminating and educating with benefits to all of us be martial artists or just curious.
A Must have book!