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Stephen Turnbull took his first degree at Cambridge University, and has two MAs (in Theology and Military History) from Leeds University. In 1996 he received a PhD from Leeds for his work on Japanese religious history. He travels extensively in Europe and the Far East and also runs a well-used picture library. His work has been recognized by the awarding of the Canon Prize of the British Association for Japanese Studies and a Japan Festival Literary Award. In 2008 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University in Japan. Stephen Turnbull currently divides his time between lecturing in Japanese Religion and History at Leeds University and freelance writing.
a good account of the raid but far too much other data for my liking with little details of the raid (as from the ronin themselves). Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2013 by AJ
I have a basic Kindle that does not have a colour images so the drawing/pictures didnt assist my apprecation of the contents.Published on 4 Jun. 2013 by Mr. J. R. Stanier
Not the best Turnball book on Samurai I've read, felt like it was a little rushed and just slapped together
Apart from that a good source for a skirmish Wargames
Well written, entertaining and thought provoking. For anyone who knows the Japanese story and always had a sneaking suspicion about it......... Read morePublished on 8 May 2013 by JWB