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5.0 out of 5 stars
A great, great work, 1 Sep 2012
I picked up this book, expecting it to be somewhat good. What I got was a masterpiece.
Encompassing both political, military and, foremost, cultural elements, this book is a must-have for people interested in the history of Japan, both for those with and those without foreknowledge.
Lengthwise, it's a bit short of 400 pages.