Books tagged: japanese history

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The Accidental Anarchist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,220. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
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The Accidental Anarchist is the true story of an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death 3 times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. He also happened to have been the author's grandfather, and the book is based on the diaries he began keeping in 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War. That was when he decided to overthrow the Czar.
Eaten by the Japanese: The Memoir of an Unknown Indian Prisoner of War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,330. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011 by Richard Crasta. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
John Baptist Crasta's only mistake was to be in the wrong place at the wrong time--Singapore, when the Japanese invaded--and to be a man of "rectitude and courage". His gripping World War II memoir tells of his miraculous survival through 3.5 years as a POW of the Japanese. The memoir itself miraculously survives 51 years until it is published, by his son, with added essays, just before his death!
A Matter of Tea and other stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
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"Delicate as bisque china, dangerous as a snake den, Charles T. Whipple's writing resonates across the seven seas. Tales of sacrifice and honor that flick at the heart and encircle the soul." – Marsha Ward. Stories include: A Matter of Tea, The Dragon of Torigoe, The Floating World, Kamo Ike, From Chojagasaki Bay, Masakado's Revenge, and Bonus Sections.
An Invitation to Kagura: Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
A unique, meticulously researched introduction to the exotic pageantry of kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating even noh drama. This concise ebook version covers everything from the history of the kagura to choreography, masks, costumes, and even selected plays. If you think that Japanese theater ends with noh and kabuki...think again!
Singapore - The Battle That Changed The World
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 112,930. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
When Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, it was a devastating blow to the Allies, the British Empire and signalled a turning point in history. James Leasor’s story begins as far back as the early nineteenth century. He charts the years leading up to Singapore’s defeat and the realisation that the West was not invincible.
The Crystals of Yukitake
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 187,890. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011 by Little Pebble Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Legend says miraculous healing crystals hide in a secret cave on a fabulous mountain in Japan. Monique desires them. So does Captain de Sousa. Journey through musketeer France and medieval Japan in this unforgettable spiritual adventure where two worlds face each other along the same path of discovery. Historical fiction, spiced with fantasy and romance, a spiritual quest that touches the soul.
Survivors: The A-bombed Trees of Hiroshima
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
"Survivors", a pictorial journey into the heart of Hiroshima, describes and illustrates more than 50 sites with 75 treasured trees, shrubs, and groves dating from before the bombing on August 6th 1945. This condensed Smashwords version features a forward, introduction, postscript, and reference section, as well as translations of essays by the a-bomb survivor Tamiki Hara.
Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: 16 Tours in Ueda City and Environs
Series: Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
Ueda City is in the east of Nagano Prefecture, in the center of Honshu Island, Japan. Less than two hours from Tokyo, the area has a wealth of hiking opportunities. Each tour in this book has a detailed English description, colour photographs, and a full-colour map. Even with no Japanese ability, readers will be able to navigate and enjoy these fascinating mountain hikes and historic city walks.
The Samurai's Garden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 by Astraea Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Hiro Tanaka's samurai world changed when Japan's feudal system was abolished. Disillusioned, he travels north to Hokkaido. Many other samurai wander the country and some forsake their honorable way to prey on the less fortunate. Hanako Shimizu experienced the devastation first-hand when outlaws raided her farm and killed her husband. Now, with a samurai beside her, can she rebuild her life?
Prisoner of Japan
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 125,360. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
In the latter part of WW2, more than a ¼ million European and American soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese in Malaysia. They went on to suffer deprivation and brutality, most of them failing to survive. I was fortunate enough to be one of the survivors. During my time as a prisoner I kept a diary, which I was able to bring home with me. This is my story.