The Maker of Modern Japan
A.L. Sadler
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The Maker of Modern Japan

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This book remains one of the few volumes on Tokugawa Ieyasu which draws on more material from Japanese sources than quotations from the European documents from his era and is therefore much more accurate and thorough in its examination of the life and
ebook, 426 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge (first published December 15th 1989)
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It's a thorough description of the life and times of Ieyasu Tokugawa. I didn't find it particularly engaging which is why it took so long to read it. Still, I wanted to learn more about the man as I've seen several Japanese historical dramas that included him. So, I persisted and finally toward the end, it dealt with the actual personality and his legacy. I'd like to read more.
It's certainly interesting but suffers from a lack of central narrative and the biases of an early 20th century Englishman. If you can get over these issues you'll enjoy this.
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