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Author Ravina, Mark, 1961-

Title The last samurai : the life and battles of Saigō Takamori / Mark Ravina.

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Saigo,T RAV    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 SAIGO,T RAV    Available
Description xvi, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-254) and index.
Contents "Powerfully sentimental", Saigo's early years in Satsuma -- "A man of exceptional fidelity", Saigo and national politics -- "Bones in the earth", exile and ignominy -- "To shoulder the burdens of the realm", the destruction of the Shogunate -- "To tear asunder the clouds", Saigo and the Meiji State -- "The burden of death is light", the war of the southwest.
Subject Saigō, Takamori, 1828-1877.
Statesmen -- Japan -- Biography.
Japan -- History -- Restoration, 1853-1870.
ISBN 0471089702 (cloth : alk paper)

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