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From his birth in the shadow of the great volcano Sakurajima, to his glorious death by ritual suicide and disembowelment, Saigo Takamori was the ultimate Samurai leader. His fall brought about the end of hundreds of years of Samurai tradition and in many ways marks the birth of modern Japan.
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slashes through the thicket of 19th-century Japanese politics with the keenness of a samurai's tempered steel blade --Daily ExpressBook Description:
The extraordinary story of the warrior Saigo Takamori, whose death marked the end of the Samurai era.
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Book Description Bantam Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110593065042