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Passion and Loyalty Redifined,
This review is from: Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps (Hardcover)
The Meiji Revolution was a historic moment, in many ways affecting the world as well as Japan. The two sides of this historic moment were both fighting for a cause that was noble and noteworthy. The battles fought in the streets of Kyoto will never be forgotten, especially when one remembers that the side of the incumbent ruling power, the Shogunate, was one of the most feared police forces known, the Shinsengumi.
Hillsoborough's historical narrative of the rise and fall of this samurai police force is one of the most well written of its kind. The writing is clear and easy to follow, even though the situation it describes is not. There are few flaws in this books and none of them are note-worthy. To put it in short, if you are interested in Japanese history or about the samurai, get this book, you won't be disappointed!