Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan

Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan


By (author) Giles Milton

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142003786
  • ISBN 13: 9780142003787
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 344,722

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With all the adventure and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, Nathaniel's Nutmeg, an acclaimed historian dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams, the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James Clavell's bestselling novel Shogun).

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Author information

Giles Milton is the author of The Riddle and the Knight, a critically acclaimed history of the explorer Sir John Mandeville.

Review quote

?Adams's story is a grand one . . . [and] in "Samurai William" Giles Milton presents it with gusto.? (Jonathan Spence, "The New York Review of Books") Vivid, scrupulously researched . . . It is a sheer pleasure to read.? ("The New York Times Book Review")