jim white

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Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scro&hellip by Antony Cummins
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5.0 out of 5 stars Iga and koka skills, 27 July 2013
Out of all the books I have read this has to be the most in depth one to date .The script is a direct translation of authentic shinobi skills and is pretty much the full teachings ninja would receive from masters in the art from both the iga and koga regions of Japan .Everything is fully explained by chickamatsu shigenori who travelled ancient Japan at the dawn of the shinobi era and recorded the teachings of the last living shinobi. Definitely A must have book for anyone either interested in ninja or in Asian history as a whole .A real gem of a book with good artwork but not too much to overcrowd the text and comes in a nice hardback edition certainly A must buy!!!!
In Praise of Spies: Ninjutsu's Role in Shaping Jap&hellip by Steven Nojiri
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in search of spys, 18 April 2013
This book is a very good jump off point into the actual study of historical aspects of certain parts of the japanise military of the late medeveal period that looks at parts of the much misunderstood subject of the ninja. in praise of spys is very strong on aspects of this art that are rarly if ever adressed by other books on the subject. maybe not a book for someone who has never heard of shinobi but absoulutly vital for someone who is interested in the subject interestingly the book touches on other groups involved in inteligance and historical skills such as lockpicking and such.....highly recomended read
Samurai War Stories: Teachings and Tales of Samura&hellip by Antony Cummins
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars samurai war stories, 16 April 2013
A fantasic read which comes in three sections .the first dealing with authentic training stories for the common japanise foot soldier (ashigaru) and how they lived their lives .I have never read authentic japanise accounts before of this section of the japanise bushi culture the 2nd part deals with the samurai themselfs and contains a huge amount of information never before published in english the 3rd section then deals with accounts written by samurai women and is allso very informative.On the whole a very intereting and well written book for anyone who likes or studies japanise history includes some very good original artwork which ties in directly to the text . highly recomended for… Read more

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