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  • Musashi

    Musashi

    Musashi

    Charles S. Terry,Edwin O. Reischauer,Eiji Yoshikawa
    Fiction
    4.47 (16,995)

    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. musashi is a novel in the best tradition of japanese story telling. it is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical. interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety and absolute dedication to the way of the samurai, it depicts vividly a world westerners know only vaguely.

    Jimmy Chin

    Loved that book.

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  • A Guide to the I Ching

    A Guide to the I Ching

    A Guide to the I Ching

    Carol K. Anthony
    Body
    Mind & Spirit
    4.35 (202)

    "a guide to the i ching" is an interpretive manual to the classic wilhelm/baynes translation of the i ching. now a classic in its own right and translated into other languages (german, spanish, portuguese, croatian, and italian), the "guide" is recognized by teachers and long time students of the i ching as indispensable to its understanding and use. developed from notes taken over many years, the guide mirrors the reader's true inner feelings, helping him to bring his life and fate into harmony with the tao - the way of

    Jimmy Chin

    I've pretty much traveled with that thing since; I've had a copy with me somewhere. It’s just an interesting perspective.

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  • Missoula

    Missoula

    Missoula

    Jon Krakauer
    Education
    4.08 (50,159)

    From bestselling author jon krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the university of montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape. missoula, montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the grizzlies — with a rabid fan base. the department of justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the missoula police between january 2008 and may 2012. few of

    Jimmy Chin

    I was just really impressed how he basically in a way changed how he wrote to address the subject in the most powerful way that he could

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