The 47 Ronin Story

The 47 Ronin Story

by John Allyn
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The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn

47 Ronin Story is the classic Japanese story of Lord Asano of Ako and one of the bloodiest vendettas in Japan's feudal history. In a shocking clash between the warriors and the merchant class of seventeenth century Japan, there emerged the most unlikely set of heroes—the forty-seven ronin, or ex-samurai, of Ako.

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ISBN-13: 9780804838276
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: Tuttle Classics Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy has spent over twenty years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. He is also the author of Ancient Okinawan Martial Art Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Three attributes that most people wish they strongly had: Loyalty, Determination, and Trust. Each of the 47 Ronin, or masterless samurai, had each of these traits. They have an undieing loyalty to their master, who didnt deserve his death, they have great determination and let nothing stop them from their duties at all costs. And they have trust, because each of them would trust one another with their life. This is a GREAT book and it describes in detail how real loyalty, determination, and trust should be. I think that there isn't anything bad about this book, and tells a touching story.I never knew samurai cared so much about honor and I wish people today cared about their family's honor. I think the book tells the Ronin story extremely well even though 'many details have been lost to history' says John Allyn, in the summary on the back of the front cover of my book. I recommend this extremely good book to anyone who would like to learn about samurais or honor & duty. I hope the people that decide to read this enjoy it as much as I did.