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The Last Samurai : the Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori.

Author: Mark Ravina
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now Americans as well - his life is the inspiration for a major Hollywood film, The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe. In this vibrant new biography, Mark Ravina, professor of history and Director of East  Read more...
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Ravina, Mark.
Last Samurai : The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2011
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Ravina
ISBN: 9780471089704 0471089702
OCLC Number: 781256592
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages)
Contents: The Last Samurai; Contents; Note To The Reader; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "Powerfully Sentimental"; 2 "A Man Of Exceptional Fidelity"; 3 "Bones In The Earth"; 4 "To Shoulder The Burdens Of The Realm"; 5 "To Tear Asunder The Clouds"; 6 "The Burden Of Death Is Light"; Notes; Bibliography; Sources; Index.

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The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now  Read more...

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"Ravina's portrait of Saigo is well drawn and sympathetic..." (Asian Affairs, November 2004) "...Reads like a thriller..." (Good Book Guide, February 2004) "...Ravina's writing grips with the Read more...

 
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