The Lone Samurai; The Life of Miyamoto Musashi, by William Scott Wilson
- ISBN: 9784770029423 | 477002942X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/13/2004
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The first biography of this world-renowned and undefeated swordsman, The Loneamurai follows the dramatic escapades of Musashi - author of The Book ofive Rings - from his initial victory at the age of 13 to his earlyretirement' at 30 to pursue a more spiritual path. Wilson provides aiveting account of Musashi's trials and his triumphs, as well as a portraitf the turbulent and dangerous times in which he lived. The authorupplements the story with fascinating insights into Musashi's mind - how heurned his opponents' strength against them, how he outwitted even the mostkilful assailant, how he honed and eventually perfected his style ofwordsmanship and philosophy.