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Steven I. Levine, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The book is easy to read and it flows well.
Though Samurai William Adams is the real-life role model for James Clavell's Shogun, I found him far more true to life and interesting in this book.
Very well written book ... one of the best historical books I've read which deals with a little known passage of history.
Fascinating story about an Englishman integrating into Japanese society during the early years of trade with south east asia. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andy
A very interesting book. I can't help but think that James Clavell based his novel, Shogun, on Williams. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andy
This book covers the first discovery of Japan by English mariners in the early seventeenth century. It tells the story of how the expedition leader, William Adams, overcame the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bob Jarvis
I have previously read Giles Milton previous books ; Nathaniel Nutmeg which is an excellent historical page turner. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jamie Arton
When I was gathering material to complete my review on Mr. James Clavell's "Shogun" I saw a reference to this book and can't resist the temptation to bought it and read it. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Maximiliano F Yofre
A well written historical account which is like reading a novel.
Gives insight into the trade routes to Asia by European ships in the late 1500's & early 1600.
Correct item, on time. brand new, great price. It's pretty hard to argue with that. If you still like holding a book in your hands, this is good place to look.Published on January 6, 2013 by tanukisan
Keeping it brief this book is brilliant ! Milton writes very well indeed. The book is easy to read and it flows well. It was difficult to put down. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Mr. C. A. Lachman
This is the second copy of Samurai William that I have bought. I have loaned this book out to friends over the years and every one of them loved this book. Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Clayton Hale