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  • By areviewer
    Sep 3, 2009
    "A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll" A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll will make an interesting addition to the libraries of those who are interested in the tradition, culture, and manufacturing and maintenance techniques of Japanese swords. The author blends history, technical detail, and fiction in an intriguing narrative that takes the reader through the various facets of Japanese sword making and, by extension, to some aspects of Japanese -- and American -- history and culture both past and more recent.
  • By Patrick Hilley
    Feb 5, 2009
    "A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll" Good interesting facts on a fairly specialised subject some of the human touches brought about by the authors research are enlightining and add value to the story. Altogether a good read.
  • By Roger Mansell
    Apr 21, 2005
    "A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll" A fascinating overview of Japanese sword history plus a remarkable story about a POW, Randolph June, who accepted the Japanese Commanders family sword at the surrender. Marine Sergeant June was respected not just his mates but by the rather hard-nosed Japanese Commander who chose to surrender to June rather than to the American officers. The author has created one of the best and simplist books about the history, manufacture and meaning of Japanese swords. While some of the pictures are low grade scans, the story is well and fully told.
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Product Details

December 13, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
1.33 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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