In the tradition of The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings, Stephen Kaufman’s The
Shogun’s Scroll offers timeless advice on success in war and life. Written in the voice of
Hidetomo Nakadai, a late twelfth century scholar and servant in the court of Minamoto
Yoritomo—the first shogun of Japan and one of the world’s most ruthless generals—this
treatise can be used as a guide for personal development and motivation.
Stephen F. Kaufman, Hanshi, 10th Dan, holder of the highest rank attainable in the
martial arts, is an acknowledged “Founding Father” of American Karate. He is also the
founder of the widely recognized Dojo No Hebi School of the Snake and the author of
Mushashi’s Book of Five Rings and The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun
Tzu’s Classic Book of Strategy.