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Ninja: The Shadow Warrior

Ninja: The Shadow Warrior

by Joel Levy
     
 

For centuries, the ninja has occupied a unique place in Japanese culture, straddling the border between fact and folklore. Through classical art, traditional proverbs, and superb research, this exquisitely designed volume takes a look back into the origins and history of these notorious “shadow warriors.” Explore their traditions and guiding philosophy,

Overview

For centuries, the ninja has occupied a unique place in Japanese culture, straddling the border between fact and folklore. Through classical art, traditional proverbs, and superb research, this exquisitely designed volume takes a look back into the origins and history of these notorious “shadow warriors.” Explore 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. A timeline goes back beyond even the very first ninjalike figure, and follows the movement right through the 1800s, when the final ninja mission ever was recorded: the attempt to infiltrate Commodore Perry’s “black ships” off Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402763137
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Joel Levy is the author of Secret History, Really Useful: The Origins of Everyday Things, The Little Book of Conspiracies, Scam: Secrets of the Con Artist, and The Doomsday Book.

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