Daughters of the Samurai : a journey from East to West and back (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Daughters of the Samurai : a journey from East to West and back

Daughters of the Samurai : a journey from East to West and back

Author: Janice P Nimura
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Norton paperback editionView all editions and formats
"'Surprising and richly satisfying' (Megan Marshall); 'Beautifully crafted ... subtle, polished, and poised' (Stacy Schiff); In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: collective biographies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice P Nimura
ISBN: 0393352781 9780393352788 9780393077995 0393077993
OCLC Number: 921868931
Awards: Commended for New York Times Notable Selection 2015
Description: 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Samurai daughter --
The war of the Year of the Dragon --
"A little leaven" --
"An expedition of practical observers" --
"Interesting strangers" --
Finding families --
Growing up American --
At Vassar --
The journey "home" --
Two weddings --
Getting along alone --
Alice in Tokyo --
Advances and retreats --
The Women's Home School of English --
Responsibility: Janice P. Nimura.


A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 "Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); "beautifully crafted...subtle, polished, and poised" (Stacy Schiff).  Read more...


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"Beautifully written...Begins like a fairy tale...In Nimura's deftly interwoven account, the three girls emerge as contrasting types, like Chekhov's Three Sisters." -- Christopher Benfey - New York Read more...

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