- July 3, 2014
-- A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS: A Practical Guide To Strategy by Miyamoto Musashi
- ISBN 978-1-938752-
51-3, 104 pages, 6x9 color paperback with matte cover, list price $14.00. Subtitle:
A Modern Translation For the 21st Century Compiled and Illustrated by Theresa M. Moore. A retranslation of the master work on strategy by the master ronin and kensei (sword saint) Miyamoto Musashi; containing principles which can be applied to the battlefield, gaming, and the boardroom. This book also features a biography of Musashi and essays on history and the martial arts traditions of Japan, as well as a gallery of art by Musashi and full color prints by other artists celebrating his life and work.
The retranslation merely reduces the redundency of the instruction to its most logical elements in order to make it easier to read by modern eyes, and includes footnotes. The text block has been slightly rearranged so that most of the text has moved toward the front, while the art galleries have been moved toward the back. The chapter headings have been rendered in text only to save space. "I wanted to produce a book which is instructive as well as entertaining to the 21st century mind," the author said. "And for a lower price. I did not want to produce it in the smaller format because the art would have been scrunched, so it is as inexpensive as it can be, given all the variables involved."
Theresa M. Moore is an author and illustrator who publishes under the Antellus imprint. She writes in a strong cinematic style to bring the full experience of the story to the reader. Moore also writes nonfiction essays and books on genre related subjects like history, mythology and science, with a view to educate as well as entertain.
Antellus was established in March of 2006 and has been the publishing imprint for all of Moore's books. The trademark was made permanent in 2007 and registered in June of 2014. Books published by Antellus are available directly from the web site http://www.antellus.com
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