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Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun
     

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

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by Rhoda Blumberg
 

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In 1853, few Japanese people knew that a country called America even existed.

For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe

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Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for in-depth info, this isn't the book to get. However, as a readable primer on the subject, this book does well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Newbery, Travel to Japan! This book is about Commodore Perry's voyage to Japan. He attempts to open American to Japan trade. He experiences extreme cultural differences in Japan that he had to triumph over. Rhoda Blumberg was born on December 14, 1917 in New York City. She is a graduate of Adelphi College and lives in Yorktown Heights, New York with her husband Gerald. Bibliography Blumberg, Rhoda. Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun. New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books, 1985.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers a lot of details about Commodore Perry's journey from America to Japan. It doesn't just state everything, but it expresses emotion, and feelings in words that spark like diamonds! Truly enjoyable, and worth reading for all ages who want to learn about something new! It also has beautiful artwork with trivial details in each, and you can experience that is said in the book by the book drawing you in. A lot of information, and it's very funny how they give both sides a look into each other. Japan's view, and the United States's view, both of them discussing, 'What is that?' and 'How does this work?' Both countries how signs of curiousity, and happiness with each other. It's truly a brilliant book for anyone that is studying in this field or just for knowledge.