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    DescriptionNo traveler in the nineteenth century became a greater catalyst of change than Manjiro Nakahama, a man revered in Japan and virtually unknown in the U. S. The New Bedford Samurai began his adventures as a runaway, illiterate boy from an island nation locked tight against the world, ruled by a strict caste system, and by and large ignorant of six hundred years of progress. By the end of his life, Manjiro had circumnavigated the globe five times, saw (and helped) his country change from the feudal Shogunate to a nation committed to playing a major role in global affairs, and imported from the U. S. to his native land both an enthusiastic spirit of democracy and the entrepreneurial know-how that resulted in severe ecological damage. "A brilliant fusion of a nonfiction novel and an ecologically concerned memoir, Anca Vlasopolos' latest book, The New Bedford Samurai, takes the reader on multiple journeys. She takes us back through time, bringing to life the true saga of a nineteenth-century Japanese castaway, Manjiro Nakahama, and through space, taking us with her to Japan, where we learn of the plight of the short-tailed albatross. What's more, this creative, eloquent, and heartrending book makes us care." Susan Morgan, author of Place Matters: Gendered Geography in Victorian Women's Travel Writing about Southeast Asia.


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    Title
    The New Bedford Samurai
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Anca Vlasopolos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781931201940
    ISBN 10: 1931201943
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    DC21: 813.6
    DC22: 813.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Publisher
    Paladin Timeless Books
    Imprint name
    Paladin Timeless Books
    Publication date
    30 August 2008