From Publishers Weekly
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From Library Journal
Steven I. Levine, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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If you are a fan of Shogun you'll love the backstory. While not nearly as sweeping or full of intrigue, it's a fascinating look into a man's ability to survive and thrive in an... Read morePublished 28 days ago by John Z.
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Fascinating, well written and amazingly researched mostly unknown bit of hstory where fact is stranger than fiction.Published 9 months ago by Rodman D Cart
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