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    DescriptionWith all the adventure, derring-do, and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, Nathaniel's Nutmeg, acclaimed historian Giles Milton 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). Beginning with Adams's startling letter to the East India Company in 1611--more than a decade after he'd arrived in Japan--Samurai William chronicles the first foray by the West into that mysterious closed-off land. Drawing upon the journals and letters of Adams as well as the other Englishmen who came looking for him, Samurai William presents a unique glimpse of Japan before it once again closed itself off from the world for another two hundred years.

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    Samurai William
    The Englishman Who Opened Japan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giles Milton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780142003787
    ISBN 10: 0142003786

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, BGA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    LC classification: DS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    B&T Approval Code: A15406050
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037040, HIS021000, BIO006000
    Abridged Dewey: 952
    B&T Approval Code: A43400000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    DC21: 952.024092
    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    30 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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