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Since the dawn of his existence, this creature, this fierce and violent beast, has been obsessed with conflict. Like an incurable disease - an addictive drug - war has terrified, teased and taunted, repelled, and fascinated. The power of conquest, the lure and craving for wealth, has fashioned the ultimate beast of war - man. In his own words throughout the centuries, man speaks to us of war - its art, its poetic strategy, its allure, and its tragedy.
Come with us now and listen to the words of our own kind as they teach us how to be warriors.
The Warrior's Handbook contains: Warrior's Heart Revealed, The Art of War, The Sayings of Wutzu, Tao Te Ching, The Book of Five Rings, and Behold the Second Horseman.
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Figured I'd give it a shot, for the couple of classic works compiled in one volume (Art of War, Book of Five Rings). Bottom line: There are better options out there from Audible.
The original work is the author's take on the martial arts and his Christian faith, which is fine as far as it goes, and WAS interesting. But parts of it were absurd. (No, sir, your "proof" that evolution is scientifically impossible doesn't make any sense, never mind why you thought you'd want to include it in this book.)
The hours worth of quotations - the final section of the book - were a mess. Some were repeated three and four times. Some were from fiction, attributed to the author of the fiction. Some were fictional, attributed to the fictional character with no indication that the name wasn't an historical figure. At least one (the Apocalypse Now "Napalm in the morning" quote) was attributed to Steven Spielberg, who, as far as I can tell, had no writing input on that movie. All of which makes me wonder just how many of the quotes were at all correct. Did the author just spend a few hours web-surfing to throw them together?
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- M J
Good refresher on age old topics.
Basic reading and some interpretations from the author. Good listening to them again. Thumbs up.