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Samurai! by Saburo Sakai
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Sep 30, 2011

it was amazing
Read in December, 1983

This was always one of my favorite books as a younger reader. I finally met and came to know Saburo Sakai, and he was one of the most entertaining interviews I ever conducted and published. This book is 100% true, no embellishment, and if you want to see the mind of a young man who became a national hero, in a war he hated, read this book.
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John Behle Colin, that is a quite a story. Sakai was active in the interviews and war history literature field, so it is good to see someone who actually talked with him. I read the book at age 10 on a dare from my father. My first real grown-up book--learning about "saving face" at 10 is a fast track to adult living. Yes, this book is about the very human mind of a man. I feel part of what I have become is based on this book and this man.

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