Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior

Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior

by John Man

Paperback

$15.29 $16.99 Save 10% Current price is $15.29, Original price is $16.99. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Thursday, October 25?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details

Overview

Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior by John Man

The first major pop history of the Japanese stealth assassins, John Man's Ninja is a meticulously researched, entertaining blend of mythology, anthropology, travelogue, and history of the legendary shadow warriors.

Spies, assassins, saboteurs, and secret agents, Ninja have become the subject of countless legends that continue to enthrall us in modern movies, video games, and comics—and their arts are still practiced in our time by dedicated acolytes who study the ancient techniques.

Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior, by British historian John Man, is as colorful and intriguing as the warriors it so vividly brings to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062202659
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 786,775
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Man is the author of Attila, Genghis Khan, The Great Wall, Gobi: Tracking the Desert, Ninja, Samurai, and other works. Educated at Oxford and the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, he was awarded Mongolia’s Friendship Medal in 2007.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ghosts of the Shadow Warriors 1

1 Origins 7

2 How to Be a Shadow Warrior, Part 1: Mind and Spirit 30

3 Anti-ninja: The Samurai 35

4 How to Be a Shadow Warrior, Part 2: Deception-and Charm 46

5 A World of Violence and Undercover Ops 53

6 How to Be a Shadow Warrior, Part 3: Magic 73

7 Building the Ninja Heartland 78

8 The Rise of the Conqueror 100

9 The Calm Before the Storm 120

10 The End of the Old Ninjas 139

11 Nobunaga's End, Ieyasu's Rise 156

12 The Final Battles 164

13 Shadows in Retreat 174

14 The Nakano Spy School 189

15 To Japan, with Love 226

16 The Last of the Ninjas 242

Acknowledgments 273

Bibliography 275

Index 279

What People are Saying About This

Simon Sebag Montefiore

“One could ask for no better storyteller than John Man.”

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can i join the team. I am the master of light.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Friend. By ZneMasterOfIce739 All I could think was cold, cold, ice and bitter darkness. I looked up and saw that I was in a large ice covered cave. I then saw two glowing blue eyes in the darknees. Suddenly the eyes came flying twords me the owner of the eyes becoming visible; a huge silver and white dragon. It snarrald and berred its teeth. It glared at me than started to come twords me, faster and faster than. I opend my eyes sudden blush light lit up the dim cell I was in. Than suddenly I realised that I did not now who I was or whare l came from. I moaned and brought my head up to stare at a heavy woulden door. " It was only a dream" I said thankfully I felt releved dispite the cool atmousphere "Its amazing that you dream" said a sudden voice " l have always wonderd what it was like" I felt puzzled and I looked up and saw a small barred hole up near the roof, looking into the next cell. " whare am I?" I asked "who are you?" "I- I'm Pixal" said the voice sounding worred "a friend"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please stop posting in rps ~Moonstar,Nightcloud Galaxy moon mosswisker silver paw and silvermist)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to be ninja
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book by some standards. A little slow. Still a good book for anyone interestested in history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im the real zixzan not the imposter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greetings
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
o--|============> um rate this 1-5 thanks - thuggninja144
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O====|::::::::::::::::::::::::::/ T_T
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meh, not helping. Oh, um, Sunsetpaw is kitting at camp. That's where she is. And I'm not going to be at camp for it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helo im new...... im also looking fer a mate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sighs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS MY KATANA BLADE!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waks in. Is so stealthy that even Ninjastar doen't notice him come in. Stands in a corner and says, "Greetings."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to reunion res 2. We have kat celestia and rissencrest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U on?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zixzan is locked out and says to go to dog result one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello