Samurai: The Last Warrior: A History

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062202673

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About the Author
John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. His Gobi: Tracking the Desert was the first book on the subject in English since the 1920s. He is also the author of Atlas of the Year 1000, Alpha Beta, on the roots of the Roman alphabet, and The Gutenberg Revolution, on the origins and impact of printing. His most recent books include The Terracotta Army, Genghis Khan: Life, Death, and Resurrection and Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome.
Reviews
"With a relaxed and honest prose style [Man] slashes through the thicket of 19th-century Japanese politics with the keenness of a samurai's tempered steel blade."--The Daily Express
"A well-written piece of history with an easy storyteller's rhythm and plenty of intrigue. Readers will quickly realize that the author is well-versed in Far Eastern history, but he also accommodates new discoveries and insights. ... Smooth, sophisticated history writing."--Kirkus Reviews
"Exciting, surprising, and moving. ... A well-written saga"--Booklist
"An engaging look at the final days of a military elite."--Shelf Awareness