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The Resource Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warriors, John Man

Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warriors, John Man

Label
Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warriors
Title
Ninja
Title remainder
1,000 years of the shadow warriors
Statement of responsibility
John Man
Title variation
One thousand years of the shadow warriors
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Ninjas today are the stuff of myth and legend in comics, film and electronic games. But once they were real, the medieval equivalent of the SAS: spies, saboteurs, assassins. In their secrecy, undercover skills and determination to survive, they were the opposite of the overt, self-destructive samurai. Could they fly? Make themselves invisible? Of course not. It was just that their skills gave them a magical aura. As a result, martial artists and story-tellers have turned them into fantasy creatures, from James Bond to Mutant Turtles. In Ninja John Man goes in search of the truth. In a journey to the heartland of the ninjas, he takes us from their origins over 1,000 years ago, through their heyday in the civil wars that ended with Japan's unification in 1600. But that was not the end of the ninja ethos. That re-emerged in World War Two as a little-known counterpart to Japanese militarism. Ninja ways live on in the real 'last of the ninjas', Hiroo Onoda, who held out in the Philippine jungle for 30 years. From feudal Japan to 21st Century Hollywood, John Man's epic story reveals the reality behind one of the world's most enduring legends
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Man, John
Dewey number
356.16
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ninja
Target audience
adult
Label
Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warriors, John Man
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049622102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593068113
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.), map
Label
Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warriors, John Man
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049622102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593068113
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.), map

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