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Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warrior

Author: John Man
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2013.
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Blends mythology and anthropology to trace the history of the warriors with extraordinary skills in combat, climbing, deception, disguise, and camouflage from their first appearance in feudal Japan to the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Man
ISBN: 9780062222022 0062222023
OCLC Number: 795757576
Notes: Originally published: London : Bantam, 2012.
Description: vi, 288 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Ghosts of the shadow warriors --
Origins --
How to be a shadow warrior/1: Mind and spirit --
Anti-ninja: The samurai --
How to be a shadow warrior/2: Deception --
and charm --
A world of violence and undercover ops --
How to be a shadow warrior/3: Magic --
Building the ninja heartland --
The rise of the conqueror --
The calm before the storm --
The end of the old ninjas --
Nobunaga's end, Ieyasu's rise --
The final battles --
Shadows in retreat --
The Nakano spy school --
To Japan, with love --
The last of the ninjas.
Other Titles: Ninja, one thousand years of the shadow warrior.
Responsibility: John Man.

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Blends mythology and anthropology to trace the history of the warriors with extraordinary skills in combat, climbing, deception, disguise, and camouflage from their first appearance in feudal Japan to the present.

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