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This review is from: Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan (Hardcover)
Another Giles Milton history book dressed up as a biography. Not that I am complaining, if all history books were this readable we'd all be historians! I doubt he cares either, as the formula is obviously a successful one.
It is impossible not to draw comparisons with James Clavell's Shogun (I never did get to the end of that one) but I sped through Samurai William and enjoyed it immensely. Perhaps Milton should now take a leaf out of Clavell's book and move on a few hundred years for his next 'biography' before we start getting bored.