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Samurai and ninja : the real story behind the Japanese warrior myth that shatters the Bushido mystique

Author: Antony Cummins
Publisher: Tokyo, Japan : Tuttle Publishing, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very real, and very lethal, medieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo. Many were skilled horsemen and sword-fighting specialists, while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cummins, Antony.
Samurai and ninja.
Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2015]
(DLC) 2014042316
(OCoLC)887850210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Cummins
ISBN: 9781462915064 146291506X
OCLC Number: 912319745
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations, tables
Contents: Frontcover; Acknowledgments; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; The Search for the Samurai and the Shinobi; Part I: TEARING THE WORLD OF THE SAMURAI AND NINJA APART; Part II: THE SAMURAI; Part III: THE SHINOBI; Part IV: THE RESURRECTION; The Boring Stuff; About the Author.
Responsibility: by Antony Cummins.

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The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very real, and very lethal, medieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo. Many were skilled horsemen and sword-fighting specialists, while others were masters of deception and sabotage. Some fought for loyalty, others for personal gain. What these warriors all shared in common was their unflinching personal bravery, skill.

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