Ninja (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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For centuries, the ninja has occupied a unique place in Japanese culture, straddling the border between fact and folklore. This book examines the origins and history of these notorious "shadow warriors," exploring their traditions and guiding philosophy, their weapons and martial-arts skills, their mystique as stealthy black-clad assassins, and their enduring appeal as icons of popular culture.
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Overview

For centuries, the ninja has occupied a unique place in Japanese culture, straddling the border between fact and folklore. This book examines the origins and history of these notorious "shadow warriors," exploring their traditions and guiding philosophy, their weapons and martial-arts skills, their mystique as stealthy black-clad assassins, and their enduring appeal as icons of popular culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435140080
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: NOOK Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 257,353
  • File size: 57 MB
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  • Posted February 26, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    What were real ninjas like? Are they like Naruto? Were they like like Shinobi? Not really but heres why...

    I really thought this book helped me to learn a lot about real ninjas who exited during the times when Samurai and Shoguns roamed the land. I never really knew that they were used in inflitration missions. They were like the polar opposite of Saumurai where they used anything necessary to get their job done and not require bushido (killing of one own self if they failed, didnt fight with honor,used disquises frequently) instead fights with stealth, using tricks like building some flying devices (gliders) to get into the enemies bases or use disquises (dressing like samurai in attempt to assasinate the enemy shogun) they were vital to wars and unlike samurai with their honor code (which limited what they could do) use trickery to accomplish what the shogon needed. This is a reconmendmended book for those who want to know more about ninjas. The book has many pictures that dispict ninja and their gadetdary (well the ones we know there might be more) the sytles they used (like always we dont know everything) however, those who already know about nija due to reading about them or watching the history channel will find this book to be redundant (since they know so much about the ninja in the first place like i did) still this is the perfect book for all those willing to take the time to learn about ninjas...

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    good read

    I was browsing Barnes and Noble when I happened upon this title and it originaly caught my eye because of the title 'Ninja'. I like ninja and the history of so I decided to by it and I'm glad I did. I is well written and informative. It's deffinately designed for anyone who has intrests in the East or any who like Feudal Japan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Ninja Shadow Warriors by Joel Levy

    I found this book to be by far the best from what I have read about the ninja. It gets very in depth about not only the history of the ninja but down to their training practices and every day life. For any ninja or asian culture enthusiast it is a definate must!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2010

    Great Book!

    I had given this book as a gift and not only did the receiver LOVE it, his brother needed to know where I purchased it, so that he might acquire one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    He loved it.

    I gave it to my fiance for Christmas and he loved it. He is really interested in ninja stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2008

    Very GOod Reading

    I Loved it. Its one of the most historicaly act books on ninjas that i have ever read. It covers everything from the HISTORY, The FOLKLORE, and The Present Day Use of them in life today( In Manga and Tv Intertainment) AMAZING.

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