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  • The Japanese Economy in the Tokugawa Era, 1600-1868by Michael Smitka

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 230.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Strange But True Stories from Japanby Jack Seward

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Strange But True Stories from Japan is a fascinating collection of vignettes, ranging from historical to the personal. Here you will be exposed to the goings-on of Americans serving time in Japanese prisons and the many who claimed the identity of Tokyo Rose. In this eclectic and, well, strange, book you'll relive—from a distance—Kamakura's... more...

  • Premodern Japanby Mikiso Hane

    Westview Press 1990; US$ 49.00

    This newly revised volume drawn from Professor Hane?s classic text, Japan: A Historical Survey, presents a rich account of early Japanese history for students. Important elements of early Japanese history persist in present-day Japan more tenaciously than is sometimes realized. Hane traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern... more...

  • The road to victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawaby Dale Dye

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    On December 7, 1941, as the Japanese dived out of the clouds above Pearl Harbor, America's future was fundamentally altered. Ever since the first world conflict, the United States had resisted the temptation to be drawn into wars outside of its borders. But with this one surprise attack America was inevitably thrown into the fray as the Second World... more...

  • Legends of the Samuraiby Hiroaki Sato

    Overlook 2012; US$ 9.99

    Over the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavell's epic Shogun . In Legends of the Samurai , Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic... more...

  • People Who Eat Darknessby Richard Lloyd Parry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    Lucie Blackman?tall, blond, twenty-one years old?stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave.   Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, covered Lucie?s disappearance and followed the massive search... more...

  • Samurai Commanders (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examination of Samurai commanders during the Gempei Wars (1180–1185), the Onin War (1467–1477), and the early Sengoku period. The samurai were the military elite of medieval and early modern Japan, and the men who led them were hailed as the very greatest, most heroic and most honourable of all samurai warriors. This first... more...

  • Samurai Commanders (2)by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess of a commander was measured as much by his strategic and organizational abilities as by his individual fighting skills and he... more...

  • A History of Japanby Hisho Saito

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This volume presents the Japanese version of the history of Japan from its origins, through the subjection of Korea, the introduction of Chinese culture, rebellion in Korea, Buddhism, Taika reforms, Ainu insurrection, the founding of Kyoto as the capital, the power of Fujiwara, the founding of the Kamakura Shogunate, Hojo family, Ashikaga Shogunate,... more...

  • The War Belowby James Scott

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.95

    ?Beautifully researched and masterfully told? (Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from the Deep ), this is the riveting story of the heroic and tragic US submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific. Focusing on the unique stories of three of the war?s top submarines? Silversides , Drum , and Tang ? The War... more...