by Rin Kaiho
“The weak wait for opportunities to arrive. The strong search for and grasp opportunities. The wise create their opportunities … and read this book”. Game positions are explained through compelling analogies with historical events in a way that will repay re-reading many times. New insights will be found each time. The ground is prepared thoroughly with an introductory chapter on techniques before launching into the Battle of Leuctra. On the way we meet Napoleon, Davy Crockett, Joseph Pulitzer, William III, the Japanese Sherlock Holmes and many others. The translator has provided extensive notes on the historial and literary allusions, and has striven to present this bookalmost entirely free of jargon.