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A Great Place to Start.,
This review is from: Samurai: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
This is a fun read. If you are interested in the Japanese Samurai, their tactics, diplomacy and role in shaping history, this book is for you.
It is an excellent overview of these warriors, covering details of key eras, critical battles and important clans that shaped Japan's history, complete with wonderful coloured illustrations, battle maps and diagrams of campaigns.
Also covered are detailed illustrations of Samurai armour, their design and terminology as well as their equipment and weapons.
This is not a book for historians, but if you are looking to understand and read about the Japanese samurai, this should be the first book you buy.