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Samurai William : The Englishman Who Opened Japan
by Giles Milton


Overview - With all the adventure, derring-do, and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, Nathaniel s Nutmeg , acclaimed historian Giles Milton dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James Clavell s bestselling novel Shogun).  Read more...

 
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Overview
With all the adventure, derring-do, and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, Nathaniel s Nutmeg, acclaimed historian Giles Milton dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James Clavell s bestselling novel Shogun). Beginning with Adams s startling letter to the East India Company in 1611 more than a decade after he d arrived in Japan Samurai William chronicles the first foray by the West
into that mysterious closed-off land. Drawing upon the journals and letters of Adams as well as the other Englishmen who came looking for him, Samurai William presents a unique glimpse of Japan before it once again closed itself off from the world
for another two hundred years."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142003787
  • ISBN-10: 0142003786
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • Publish Date: December 2003
  • Page Count: 368


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Books > History > Asia - Japan
Books > History > Modern - 17th Century

 
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