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Bushido: The Soul of Japan (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Brian Nishii
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: History, Asia

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Inazo Nitobé's Bushido: The Soul of Japan is a poetic inquiry into the ethos of his homeland.

Through a study of the way of the samurai, Nitobe identifies the seven virtues most widely recognized by the Japanese: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, veracity, honor, and loyalty. In sharing these moral guidelines, handed down over generations, Nitobe gives the world unique insight into a previously unexplored code of honor.

Written in English and only translated years later into Japanese, Bushido was an inspiration to many Western leaders, including two US presidents - Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. After centuries, the samurai principles are now applied around the world and recognized as universal ideals.

Revised edition: Previously published as Bushido: The Soul of Japan, this edition of Bushido: The Soul of Japan (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Mr. Philip Thomson
  • 16-04-2020

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at last a book read by someone who sounds like the author. thank you for this book.