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Steven I. Levine, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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This book has a misleading title for sure. You will not find William's diary in here, nor will you find a wealth of knowledge of anything except the misfortune of some drunkards... Read morePublished 3 days ago by EarHave-er
I read this to compare with Shogun. It was an interesting read and verified the historicity of Shogun.Published 1 month ago by Renfrew Fan
Hard to believe that such a tale exists but even harder is the fact the tale is not more widely known. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mathew Steen
Fascinating story about an Englishman integrating into Japanese society during the early years of trade with south east asia. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andy
A very interesting book. I can't help but think that James Clavell based his novel, Shogun, on Williams. Read morePublished 7 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 13 months ago by Bob Jarvis
I have previously read Giles Milton previous books ; Nathaniel Nutmeg which is an excellent historical page turner. Read morePublished 14 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