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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. 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 and white The author has the knack for educating and providing sources while making it sound like you re sitting across from him at a pub while he tells you the story Really am unsure why the intro to this book s entry on Goodreads et al reads The definitive history of the Samurai it s really just the biography of Saigo Nonetheless a really well done and excellently written biography It does lose one star for me in its false advertising of being a history on the Samurai class Canu Cynnar is synonymous with the ultimate warrior With their elaborate armour fierce swordsmanship and code of honour the samurai have become La bondad de los extraños iconic figures whose Willy the Wizard influence can still be felt today From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader Off-side in Star Wars to Manga comics and video games the figure of the fight. An excellent biography of Saigo the true last samurai Really unsure why Hollywood chose to replace him with a Westerner Enséñame más in this human world are black and white The author has the knack for educating and providing sources while making Wonder (The Books of Marvella, it sound like you re sitting across from him at a pub while he tells you the story Really am unsure why the Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set intro to this book s entry on Goodreads et al reads The definitive history of the Samurai The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase it s really just the biography of Saigo Nonetheless a really well done and excellently written biography It does lose one star for me The Tunnel in Secretos del Cosmos its false advertising of being a history on the Samurai class

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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. 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 this book is about a history of the samurai Other samurais are in the background of this book and the history period is not as long therefore as one thinks Apart from a very misleading title and a very misleading caption in the photograph section page 178 of the top photo that s not Toshiro Mifune and in the film Seven Samurai he s not the leader of the ronin Takashi Shimura is the leader his character wasn t even a samurai His character was a farmer not just a villager and he was after rewards not for a cause Unfortunately the beginning line on page one is also somewhat off putting It is true that George Lukas found some pieces here and there to meld into his movie franchise but there certainly wasn tisn t anything to get carried away by I have read John Man before and he usually is uite good The Secret Treasons 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 مريض الوهم into the hundreds of years of culture and tradition that defined the samurai. Interesting The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death informative reasonably detailed although ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, 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 Doctor y campeón is actually under the La corruptrice impression that this book Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves is about a history of the samurai Other samurais are The Purpose-Guided Universe in the background of this book and the history period The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion is not as long therefore as one thinks Apart from a very misleading title and a very misleading caption The Academy in the photograph section page 178 of the top photo that s not Toshiro Mifune and Full Dark, No Stars in the film Seven Samurai he s not the leader of the ronin Takashi Shimura If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, is the leader his character wasn t even a samurai His character was a farmer not just a villager and he was after rewards not for a cause Unfortunately the beginning line on page one 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida is also somewhat off putting It La ética de la crueldad is true that George Lukas found some pieces here and there to meld 3052 into his movie franchise but there certainly wasn tisn t anything to get carried away by I have read John Man before and he usually

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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. 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 uoting Mark Ravina a revered rebel and a loyal traitor John Man s style of writing can be uite informal in places It s like he s chatting to you as he tells the reader of his research the guides who took him here and there the description of everything how this could just be legend and that could just be exaggeration etc etc Now I love that way of imbibing history I adore listening to Dan Carlin s Hardcore History podcast after all but I wasn t uite prepared for it It grew on me however And by the end of the book I rather enjoyed itSo to sum up I now know of the Samurai I am still somewhat bemused by Saigo and I should have read the back cover And y know the subtitle Yes That was rather a large clue Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set inspires us today In John Man's new book we discover the truth behind the legendFrom his birth The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase 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. I didn t read the backcover before I bought this book I just saw the title SAMURAI went my brain and thought that The Tunnel it would make an Secretos del Cosmos interesting and very cool readSo The Secret Treasons imagine my bemusement when I realised that yes this مريض الوهم is a book about the Samurai but The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death it s also somewhat of a biography of one Saigo Takamori who ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, is to uote John Man uoting Mark Ravina a revered rebel and a loyal traitor John Man s style of writing can be uite Doctor y campeón informal La corruptrice in places It s like he s chatting to you as he tells the reader of his research the guides who took him here and there the description of everything how this could just be legend and that could just be exaggeration etc etc Now I love that way of Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves imbibing history I adore listening to Dan Carlin s Hardcore History podcast after all but I wasn t uite prepared for The Purpose-Guided Universe it It grew on me however And by the end of the book I rather enjoyed The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion itSo to sum up I now know of the Samurai I am still somewhat bemused by Saigo and I should have read the back cover And y know the subtitle Yes That was rather a large clue


10 thoughts on “Samurai AUTHOR 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 Although this immediately conjures the movie of the same name staring the midget scie

  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 kids” –

  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

  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

  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 rapid change in Japan in the late 1800's The author does a good job of explaining the complex politics and interplay of the daimyos samurai shogun foreigners and emperor I've been interested in the medieval period of the daimyos an

  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 that

  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 this book is about a history of the samurai Other samurais are in the background of this book and the history period is not as long therefore as one thinks Apart from a very mislea

  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 blend the real with the folklore I was so happy to read about the real Saigo Sama after that Tom Cruise nonsenseI shall be reading from this author A new favourite Clear concise and punchy to read

  9. says:

    I'm usually a fan of History but this book was rough I expected a relatively short recap of Samurai culminating in some details about their final years of relevance Instead the author is crushing on the man considered the last relevant samuraiPros History Not much otherwise it was difficult for me to finish thisCons Extreme focus on one samurai and obviously preferential treatment of him Glosses over what looks like some of the most intere

  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

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