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The Capital of the Tycoon: A Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 8th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1969)
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David
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, japan
This book is valuable as a first-hand look at Tokyo (then Edo) at the end of the 1850s and beginning of the 1860s by the first Westerner to ever live there, Britain's first ambassador to Japan.

It is written in sometimes wordy, often hifalutin, Victorian English, but that doesn't get in the way of the author's very readable style which is a nice mix of the chatty, the documentary, and the novelistic.

It was useful to me in putting what was happening in Japan at that time firmly in the context of w
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