A compelling look at Japanese samurai, including the historical rise of this warrior class, their lifestyle, their weapons, and how they remain a part of today's culture through books and film.
Part of the Fearsome Fighters series
Barbarians. Conquistadors. Mongols. Vikings. They hailed from different eras and different corners of the globe--from the expanses of Europe to the steppes of Asia to the seas of Scandinavia--but all were Fearsome Fighters. This richly illustrated series looks at some of history's most famous combatants, examining how they arose, fought, lived, and faded into history. Whether they battled for treasure, honor, or survival, this series spotlights the fighting traits that made them seem larger than life.