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My favorite book on the planet. it so well paints a picture of different types of strategies and of people.Published 5 months ago by Ricki J. Kay
This is an outstanding glimpse in to a world that most of us know nothing about. Sure its a little over the top but interesting. Read morePublished 10 months ago by eric laventure
Yoshikawa writes a good book on Nobunaga and Hideyoshi. For without them there could have been no Ieyasu. Somehow I think what he really is saying is lost in the tranlation.Published on August 21, 2013 by Don Delis
I'll read anything translated by William Scott Wilson, period. Wilson possesses a grasp of the original language that makes his translations both accurate and eminently... Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by R. A. Martinek
I am not exactly a Japanese history expert but I read some books about samurai, novels (including "Shogun" of course) as well as non fiction and this is may be the reason why I... Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Maciej
Its an incredible books that I have read more than 3 times, and the more I read the better I understand...No book in my library is more precious than this book. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by Annabelle
This book felt much longer than Yoshikwawa's Mushashi, which I enjoyed very much. Taiko, however, I couldn't wait to finish. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by thomas stangler
Towards the middle of the 16th century the Ashikaga shogunate crumbled. As a consequence Japan came to resemble a huge battlefield as rival warlords vied for dominance. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
This is the second novel I read from Eiji Yoshikawa and he didn't disappoint. Yoshikawa traverses the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, (Taiko), from his humble beginnings as a peasant... Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Kenjijyc