Katsuno's Revenge and Other Tales of the Samurai

Author: Asataro Miyamori

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

View: 1781


Eight compelling stories, featuring scenes from samurai life that embody the concept of Bushido, the "way of the warrior." They portray the values of Japanese knighthood through stories of loyalty, romance, passion, and heroism.

21st Century Revenge

Down and Dirty Tactics for the Millennium

Author: Victor Santoro

Publisher: Loompanics Unltd

ISBN: 9781559501910

Category: Humor

Page: 148

View: 9604


The bad news: Technology has made some classic revenge tactics obsolete. The good news: Technology has opened the door to a slew of modern revenge methods never before possible! Master revenge writer Victor Santoro (author of Gaslighting, Techniques of Revenge, and Frauds, Rip-Offs and Con Games) explains how to turn technology to your advantage in the art of revenge. In 21st Century Revenge: Down and Dirty Tactics for the Millennium, you'll learn: -- How to protect yourself from caller ID -- and how to make it work for you -- How to turn political correctness into political chaos -- The "multiplier effect": how to make others do the work for you -- The best ways to cover your tracks -- physically and electronically -- Why your target's garbage can be his undoing -- How the Internet is your world-wide resource for revenge This book not only shows you how to form the ultimate revenge plan, but also how to protect yourself from those seeking revenge on you! You may think you'll never need to take justice into your own hands, get back at a vicious boss or co-worker, or seek vengeance against someone who has wronged you or others. But this knowledge is power, and one day, your peace of mind may depend on it.

Seize the Sky: 9 Secrets of Negotiation Power: Student Version

Author: Karen S. Walch, Ph.D.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105144666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 3698


In Seize the Sky: 9 Secrets of Negotiation Power, Karen S. Walch explores the secrets of power central to your negotiation success. You can immediately enhance the leverage to work with others in order to achieve your goals. You will learn the limits of classic coercive power practices of manipulation and deception tactics. In contrast, this mastery guide uncovers the power of understanding method which unleashes vital energy, creativity, and stamina to achieve satisfying and lasting results.

Plato and Nietzsche

Their Philosophical Art

Author: Mark Anderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472528743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 1858


It is commonly known that Nietzsche is one of Plato's primary philosophical antagonists, yet there is no full-length treatment in English of their ideas in dialogue and debate. Plato and Nietzsche is an advanced introduction to these two thinkers, with original insights and arguments interspersed throughout the text. Through a rigorous exploration of their ideas on art, metaphysics, ethics, and the nature of philosophy, and by explaining and analyzing each man's distinctive approach, Mark Anderson demonstrates the many and varied ways they play off against one another. This book provides the background necessary to understanding the principle matters at issue between these two philosophers and to developing an awareness that Nietzsche's engagement with Plato is deeper and more nuanced than it is often presented as being.

Screw Unto Others

Revenge Tactics For All Occasions

Author: George Hayduke

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873644051

Category: Humor

Page: 248

View: 8415


Watch out! The Master Trickster is back with over 140 mischievous tac-tics custom-designed for that special someone who has made your life miserable. This revenge manual shows how to use technology, manure, newspapers and more to help you savor your vengeance! For entertainment only!

A Cookie to Go

Author: Dj Kiggins

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628380268

Category: Pets

Page: 50

View: 5332


The loss of a pet is a terrible feeling. DJ Kiggins understands that and in her debut book, A Cookie To Go, she attempts to assuage the pain and the heartache of that absence. A Cookie To Go tries to remind those who are left behind, to recall their departed friends fondly, and to focus on the love, fun, laughs, goofiness and companionship which endeared us to our pets during their lives. However, A Cookie To Go isn't just for the brokenhearted. These tales of troublesome tails can be enjoyed with your favorite pooch at your feet or - more likely - on the couch! These vignettes share the personal experiences of DJ Kiggins, her family and her friends, but they also relate to anyone who has ever allowed their four-legged friends to wiggle their way into their hearts and lives. A Cookie To Go makes the grieving turn to laughter! A Cookie To Go helps readers realize that maybe their dogs aren't the only crazy ones in the world! After reading these short stories, the only tears you will feel will be from laughing at the antics of Norman the Golden Retriever, Phoebe the Bichon Frisé and the amusing Weimaraners, Emma and Teufel. So laugh your way through the grief you may feel, or just share a laugh with friends and family - whether they have two legs or four - with A Cookie To Go! Please feel free to contact DJ Kiggins on her Facebook page, A Cookie To Go, or at www.djkiggins.com

The Samurai Swordsman

Master of War

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1473817935

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 8711


Samurai tells the story of the courageous and highly disciplined fighting men of this time, showing how they evolved from the primitive fighters of the seventh century into an invincible military caste with a fearsome reputation. In the early seventh century, the samurai rose to prominence during the struggles between the emperor and the military leaders (shogun). They took part in the invasion of Korea, as well as helping to keep Japan free from foreign influence. From the Heian period through to the Onin wars, the history of the samurai is replete with tales of heroism and bloodshed. Although the samurai is most famous for his use of the sword, he also used a wide variety of other weapons, such as the crossbow, the dagger and the spear. Samurai armour and costume were constantly evolving, and by the twelfth century most samurai were wearing the box-like yoroi armour. Samurai examines samurai fighting tactics, as well as acts such as ritual suicide (hari-kiri) and the taking of enemy heads as trophies.

Citizen Machiavelli

Author: Mark Hulliung

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412854520

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

View: 9765


Machiavelli has been viewed as the forerunner of the humanists of our day, liberals and socialists, who have discovered that moral ends sometimes require immoral means. Against this interpretation, Mark Hulliung argues that Machiavelli’s “humanism,” was rooted in classical notions of grandeur and greatness, and that his prime reason for admiring the ancient Roman republic was that it conquered the world. In short, Machiavelli was at his most Machiavellian precisely when he voiced his “civic humanism.” Hulliung argues that Machiavelli’s embrace of fraud and violence cannot be justified by patriotism or a professed concern with the common good. He indicts Machiavelli’s use and abuse of history in the service of his cynical agenda—the quest for power. Hulliung sees Machiavelli as a republican imperialist, embracing the heroic pagan virtues and consciously subverting the humanistic tradition of Cicero, and the religious morality of Christianity, with an intentionally skewed interpretation of republican Rome. By inverting the Stoical and Christian elements of the classics, Machiavelli made the humanistic tradition give birth to Machiavellism, its terrible child. Hulliung’s thesis is convincing, and his book is a valuable contribution to the debate on Machiavellian thought.