The Englishman Who Opened Japan
By (author) Giles Milton
Format: Paperback / softback
Samurai William by Giles Milton
Book DescriptionWith all the adventure, derring-do, and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, Nathaniel s Nutmeg, acclaimed historian Giles Milton dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James Clavell s bestselling novel Shogun). Beginning with Adams s startling letter to the East India Company in 1611 more than a decade after he d arrived in Japan Samurai William chronicles the first foray by the Westinto that mysterious closed-off land. Drawing upon the journals and letters of Adams as well as the other Englishmen who came looking for him, Samurai William presents a unique glimpse of Japan before it once again closed itself off from the worldfor another two hundred years."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142003787
(196mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Giles Milton
Fascinating Footnotes from History, Paperback (September 2016)
Fascinating historical footnotes from the bestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg.
Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Hardback (June 2016)
The incredible story of the secret underground operations of the Second World War.
When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain, Paperback / softback (January 2016)» View all books by Giles Milton
Originally published under the titles: When Hitler took cocaine and When Linin lost his brain.
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Author Biography - Giles Milton
Giles Milton is the author of The Riddle and the Knight, a critically acclaimed history of the explorer Sir John Mandeville.
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