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Giving up the Gun Japan's Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879

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ISBN-10: 0879237732

ISBN-13: 9780879237738

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Noel Perrin

List price: $16.95
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This is a significant story, and Perrin tells it marvelously well, with rich detail, captivating quotations from observers of the time, both Japanese and Western, and a wealth of revealing comparisons with contemporary technology, warfare, and life in Europe. This little book is both thought-provoking and a delight to read. ? Edwin O. Reischauer, Former U.S. Ambassador to JapanProfessor Noel Perrin has written an elegant monograph, magnificently illustrated with a wealth of Japanese prints. ? New York Times Book ReviewThrough his description of one historical event in Japan?s national experience, Noel Perrin has written a book as tight and elegant as haiku. The story is a fascinating one:…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publication date: 10/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440