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And in many ways marks the birth of modern Japan Saigo was a man trapped by paradox a faithful servant to the emperor and yet a leader of rebel troops; a mighty Samurai warrior and also a master of Chinese poetry His life and ultimately his death offer a window into the hundreds of years of culture and tradition that defined the samurai. I learnt a lot from this book Even after a decade in Japan there were a great deal of new discoveries John Man is an excellent writer and storyteller He tells history and adds some pictu I Love You Almost Always death offer a window into the hundreds of years of culture and tradition that Gloom Town defined the samurai. I learnt a lot from this book Even after a uinze dias decade in Japan there were a great Cheating for the Chicken Man deal of new The Last Runaway discoveries John Man is an excellent writer and storyteller He tells history and adds some pictu

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Samurai by John Man

The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior With their elaborate armour fierce swordsmanship and code of honour the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars to Manga comics and video games the figure of the fight. The preface identifies that this book is three stories intertwined Primarily it is the story of Saigo Takamori known as the Last Samurai Although this immediately conjures the movie of t

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Ing samurai still inspires us today In John Man's new book we discover the truth behind the legendFrom his birth in the shadow of the great volcano Sakurajima to his glorious death by ritual suicide and disembowelment Saigo Takamori was the ultimate Samurai leader His fall brought about the end of hundreds of years of Samurai tradition. Interesting and a fast read about Saigo Takamori The Last Samurai who led the Satsuma Rebellion against the Meiji government of Japan in 1877 I would have liked depth in the treatment o


10 thoughts on “Samurai by John Man

  1. says:

    The preface identifies that this book is three stories intertwined Primarily it is the story of Saigo Takamori known as the Last Samurai Altho

  2. says:

    The Last Warrior is the sub title of the book it’s around 50% of the book which is solely dedicated to Saigo Takemori who was the “last Samurai” who was finally defeated in 1877 with the failure of the Satsuma rebellionIt reads like a novel rather than a history text in the opening chapters as the author injects his brand of humour within the narrative which is mostly sound in his attempt to be “down with the k

  3. says:

    An excellent biography of Saigo the true last samurai Really unsure why Hollywood chose to replace him with a Westerner in the movie His story was just as moving and poignant as was his redemption after death Saigo was uite the walking contradiction easily showing that few things in this human world are black a

  4. says:

    I didn't read the backcover before I bought this book; I just saw the title 'SAMURAI' went my brain and thought that it would make an interesting and very cool readSo imagine my bemusement when I realised that yes this is a book about the Samurai but it's also somewhat of a biography of one Saigo Takamori who is to uote John Man uot

  5. says:

    As others have indicated the title of this book is a little deceptive Though the author does give some general background on samurai and their culture the book is mostly about Saigo and his role in a period of ra

  6. says:

    Interesting and a fast read about Saigo Takamori The Last Samurai who led the Satsuma Rebellion against the Meiji government of Japan in 1877 I would have liked depth in the treatment of this subject but what I liked about it was t

  7. says:

    Interesting informative reasonably detailed although in truth this book really should have been retitled Saigo the Last Samurai Warrior Otherwise by the title Samurai the Last Warrior A History the reader is actually under the impression that t

  8. says:

    I learnt a lot from this book Even after a decade in Japan there were a great deal of new discoveries John Man is an excellent writer and storyteller He tells history and adds some picturesue descriptions of Japan which b

  9. says:

    I'm usually a fan of History but this book was rough I expected a relatively short recap of Samurai culminating in

  10. says:

    As usual John Man does a splendid job with his subject The only problem I have is with one of the photographs used The caption says the photo is of Toshiro Mifune which it is not and that in the movie the Seven Samurai his character leads the samurai against bandits attacking a village Now if John Man had actually seen the movie he would s

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