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10 thoughts on “Samurai By John Man

  1. says:

    The preface identifies that this book is three stories intertwined Primarily it is the story of Saigo Takamori known as the

  2. says:

    The Last Warrior is the sub title of the book it’s around 50% of the book which is solely dedicated to Saigo Takemori who was the “last Samurai” who was finally defeated in 1877 with the failure of the Satsuma rebellionIt reads like a novel rather than a history text in the opening chapters as the author injects his brand of humour within the narrative which is mostly sound in his attempt to be “down with the

  3. says:

    An excellent biography of Saigo the true last samurai Really unsure why Hollywood chose to replace him with a Westerner in the movie His stor

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    I didn't read the backcover before I bought this book; I just saw the title 'SAMURAI' went my brain and thought that it would make an interesting and very cool readSo imagine my bemusement when I realised that yes this is a book about the Sa

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    As others have indicated the title of this book is a little deceptive Though the author does give some general background on samurai and their culture the book is mostly about Saigo and his role in a period of rapid change in Japan in the late 1800's The author does a good job of explaining the complex politics and interplay of the daimyos samurai shogun foreigners and emperor I've been interested in the medieval period of the da

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    Interesting and a fast read about Saigo Takamori The Last Samurai who led the Satsuma Rebellion against the Meiji government of Japan in 1877 I would have liked depth in the treatment of this subject but what I liked about it was that Man followed in the footsteps of Saigo mainly on the southern island of Kyushu so I enjoyed the

  7. says:

    Interesting informative reasonably detailed although in truth this book really should have been retitled Saigo the Last Samurai Warrior Otherwise by the title Samurai the Last Warrior A History the reader is actually under the impression that this book is about a history of the samurai Other samurais are in the background of this book and the history period is not as long therefore as one thinks Apart from a very misleading title and a v

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    I learnt a lot from this book Even after a decade in Japan there were a great deal of new discoveries John Man is an excellent writer and storyteller He tells history and adds some picturesue descriptions of Japan which blend the real with the folklore I was so happy to read about the real Saigo Sama after that Tom Cruise nonsenseI shall be reading from this author A new favourite Clear concise and punchy to read

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    I'm usually a fan of History but this book was rough I expected a relatively short recap of Samurai culminating in some details about their final years of relevance Instead the author is crushing on the man considered the last relevant samur

  10. says:

    As usual John Man does a splendid job with his subject The only problem I have is with one of the photographs used The caption says t

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Ing samurai still inspires us today In John Man's new book we discover the truth behind the legendFrom his birth in the shadow of the great volcano Sakurajima to his glorious death by ritual suicide and disembowelment Saigo Takamori was the ultimate Samurai leader His fall brought about the end of hundreds of years of Samurai tradition. Interesting and a fast read about Saigo Takamori The Last Samurai who led the Satsuma Rebellion against the Meiji government of Japan in 1877 I would have liked depth in the treatment of this subject but what I liked about it was that Man followed in the footsteps of Saigo mainly on the southern island of Kyushu so I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of the story A much better retelling of the story of Saigo is to be found as a chapter in Ivan Morris The Nobility of Failure Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan

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The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior With their elaborate armour fierce swordsmanship and code of honour the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars to Manga comics and video games the figure of the fight. The preface identifies that this book is three stories intertwined Primarily it is the story of Saigo Takamori known as the Last Samurai Although this immediately conjures the movie of the same name staring the midget scientologist put that from your mind It is far from fact and should be disregardedFor the most part the book is a biography The second story referred to is the story of Japanese history from their isolation to the Meiji Restoration and the Satsuma Rebellion and the third story is that of Samurai and the end of their heritage To be fair the second and third stories are really told in the context of Saigo s biographySaigo is a complex character and this era of Japanese history is complicated Saigo ends up on both sides of the complex argument ultimately establishing the army that in turn ends up running him down as a rebel and results in his death The author manages to work through the com

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And in many ways marks the birth of modern Japan Saigo was a man trapped by paradox a faithful servant to the emperor and yet a leader of rebel troops; a mighty Samurai warrior and also a master of Chinese poetry His life and ultimately his death offer a window into the hundreds of years of culture and tradition that defined the samurai. I m usually a fan of History but this book was rough I expected a relatively short recap of Samurai culminating in some details about their final years of relevance Instead the author is crushing on the man considered the last relevant samuraiPros History Not much otherwise it was difficult for me to finish thisCons Extreme focus on one samurai and obviously preferential treatment of him Glosses over what looks like some of the most interesting parts of the conflicts One chapter focuses on what seems like highly speculative detail about the subjects sex life That part felt very out of place in this context