Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Interesting and full of history
Comprehensive book about the legendary group of warriors called Samurai. Naing describes their history, how they developed, their code of honor, equipment and suit of armor. He brings up the roles of children and women in this warrior class. Interesting and full of history, it's a great book about a volatile history of Japan and the social codes intwined in the fabric of their society. As a lover of James Clavell's ShoGun, I wish there was more on the feudal history of Japan and the advent clash of East meeting West. I also wish he would have explored the decline of the Samurai's influence as well. I received this book for an honest review.
Carole P. Roman