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Life as a Samurai: An Interactive History Adventure

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You are a samurai warrior in medieval Japan. As one of the most feared and respected warriors in history, you are an expert fighter. You wield powerful weapons without fear. And above all else, you follow a strict code of honor, defending it even to the death. Will you: ? fight in the Gempai wars in the 1100s? ? stand behind your leader, Nobunaga, as he faces attack in 1560? ? search for enlightenment as a wandering ronin in the 1600s?
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Overview

You are a samurai warrior in medieval Japan. As one of the most feared and respected warriors in history, you are an expert fighter. You wield powerful weapons without fear. And above all else, you follow a strict code of honor, defending it even to the death. Will you: • fight in the Gempai wars in the 1100s? • stand behind your leader, Nobunaga, as he faces attack in 1560? • search for enlightenment as a wandering ronin in the 1600s?
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Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.
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Table of Contents

About Your Adventure 5

Chapter 1 Japan's Samurai 7

Chapter 2 The Gempei War 13

Chapter 3 The Rise of Nobunaga 45

Chapter 4 The Quest of the Ronin 71

Chapter 5 The Samurai's Place in History 103

Timeline 106

Other Paths to Explore 108

Read More 109

Internet Sites 109

Glossary 110

Bibliography 111

Index 112

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