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Samurai Commanders (2): 1577–1638 (Osprey Elite #128)
This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess of a commander was measured as much by his strategic and organizational abilities as by his individual fighting skills and he was expected to give as ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 10th 2005 by Osprey Publishing
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Cuốn này rất hay, hơn cuốn 1 nhiều, đọc vèo cái hết luôn. Phần về thời chiến quốc thật ra chỉ có chừng 1/4. Phần lớn quyển sách nói về hành trình đi đánh Triều Tiên của các tướng do Hideyoshi cử đi. Nhờ đó mà đọc được nhiều về cuộc chiến Nhật-Triều thế kỉ 16, nhất là về Kato Kiyomasa. Phần về Date Masamune cũng rất hay. Vì Masamune ít can dự vào các trận đánh lớn thời chiến quốc (đến trận Sekigahara còn né) nên mình chưa có cơ hội đọc nhiều.
Stephen Richard Turnbull is British a historian specializing in eastern military history, especially the samurai of Japan. His books are mainly on Japanese and Mongolian subjects. He attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree. He currently holds an MA in Theology, MA in Military History and a PhD from the University of Leeds where he is currently a lecturer in Far Eastern Relig ...moreMore about Stephen Turnbull...
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