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Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 3

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Clouds above the Hill, a long-time best-selling novel in Japan, is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Acclaimed author Shiba Ry tar devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary ...more
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge (first published November 26th 2013)
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Dec 27, 2013 Koit rated it it was amazing
Ryotaro Shiba does himself and the series great justice in the third installment of the epic. The struggle against Port Arthur is one which resonates clearly with the reader, and it is miraculous in which peaceful tones the author manages to describe the poor strategy of the Third Army and Nogi Maresuke. It is even more compelling to see a tone of understanding that surely surpasses the average human -- lastly, this style brings us one step closer to the destination on our the road to Tsushima ...more
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Ryōtarō Shiba (司馬 遼太郎)born Teiichi Fukuda (福田 定一 Fukuda Teiichi?, August 7, 1923 – February 12, 1996) in Osaka, Japan, was a Japanese author best known for his novels about historical events in Japan and on the Northeast Asian sub-continent, as well as his historical and cultural essays pertaining to Japan and its relationship to the rest of the world.

Shiba studied Mongolian at the Osaka School of
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