Inazo Nitobe’s Bushido the Soul of Japan is a classic work on warrior culture. Nitobe examines the moral and ethical qualities which makes a Samurai -- such as rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. Other chapters are devoted to the education and training of samurai, their weapons and Bushido as a philosophy and system of ethics. A short but powerful book, Bushido the Soul of Japan is considered essential reading for military historians and students of strategy.
This new 2018 revised edition of the standard English translation of Bushido updates some of the more archaic spelling and phraseology into modern American English.