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Operation Storm
Operation Storm
Written by John Geoghegan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307464811
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Operation Storm
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II
Written by John Geoghegan


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of their time
 
In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid—this time against New York City...

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Samurai 1550-1600

Written by Anthony Bryant
Illustrated by Angus McBride


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.95

This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In... Read more >
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Early Samurai AD 200-1500

Written by Anthony Bryant
Illustrated by Angus McBride


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $14.95

War played a central part in the history of Japan. Warring clans controlled much of the country. The wars were usually about land, the struggle for control of which eventually gave rise to perhaps the most formidable warriors of all time: the Samurai. Ancient Yayoi warriors developed weapons, armour and a... Read more >
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Kawanakajima 1553-64
Samurai power struggle
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Kawanakajima is unique in history. In the space of 12 years, between 1553 and 1564, this valley deep in the mountains of central Japan witnessed no fewer than five battles between two of Japan’s greatest warlords. Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin were both descended from great families and were highly skilled... Read more >
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The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

The two attempts by Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 represent unique events in the history of both countries. It pitted the samurai of Japan against the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered half the known world.

The Mongol conquest of Korea... Read more >
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Sekigahara 1600
The Final Struggle for Power
Written by Anthony Bryant


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Osprey's Campaign title for Sekigahara  (1600), which was the most decisive battle in Japanese history. Fought against the ritualised and colourful backdrop of Samurai life, it was the culmination of a long-standing power struggle between Tokugawa Ieyasu and Hashiba Hideyoshi, two of the most powerful men in Japan. Armies of the... Read more >
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Kimono Mind
Kimono Mind
Written by Bernard Rudofsky
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ISBN: 9780307820365
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Kimono Mind

Written by Bernard Rudofsky


Format: eBook, 283 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2013
Price: $14.99

An appreciative and unsparing look at Japan by an unusually perceptive and intelligent traveler and student of life and human nature, who lived for two years with the Japanese, far from the tourist route. Read more >
The Secret Traditions of the Shinobi
Hattori Hanzo's Shinobi Hiden and Other Ninja Scrolls
Edited by Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami
Translated by Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami


Format: eBook, 216 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $12.95

The shinobi, or ninja, is one of the most widely recognized figures in the world of espionage—and also one of the most misrepresented. What do we really know about the historical shinobi, his tactics, and his role in medieval Japanese society? In Secret Traditions of the Shinobi, these questions—and many more—are... Read more >
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The Secret Traditions of the Shinobi
The Secret Traditions of the Shinobi
Edited by Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami, Translated by Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583944356
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The Secret Traditions of the Shinobi
Hattori Hanzo's Shinobi Hiden and Other Ninja Scrolls
Edited by Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami
Translated by Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $18.95

The shinobi, or ninja, is one of the most widely recognized figures in the world of espionage—and also one of the most misrepresented. What do we really know about the historical shinobi, his tactics, and his role in medieval Japanese society? In Secret Traditions of the Shinobi, these questions—and many more—are... Read more >
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Japanese Castles AD 250-1540

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

Dr Stephen Turnbull is internationally recognised for his research into and writing on Japanese military history. Here he applies his scholarship to an account of the evolution of Japanese defensive architecture and engineering, from early earthworks through to wooden and earth castles and, finally, the emergence of the stone towers that... Read more >
Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2

Written by Hiroshi Ichimura
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War II. Produced in great numbers, it initially proved superior to most US and British fighter types, due to its excellent maneuverability. The light weight and large wing area gave it a small turning... Read more >
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Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941-45

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models... Read more >
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Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's examination of Japan's parachute units of World War II (1939-1945). For the first time in English, this book offers a concise but fact-packed account of the organization, equipment, and all operations of Japan's small but elite wartime parachute forces. Correcting and amplifying previous accounts based on wartime intelligence, it traces... Read more >
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Japanese Infantryman 1937-45
Sword of the Empire
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Michael Welply


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95

This book examines in detail the Japanese Infantryman who was, despite comparisons with the notorious German Waffen SS of World War II (1939-1945), an enigma to Westerners. Brutal in its treatment of prisoners as well as the inhabitants of the areas that it conquered, the Imperial Japanese Army also had exacting... Read more >
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Nagashino 1575
Slaughter at the barricades
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the campaign at Nagashino in 1575. When Portuguese traders took advantage of the constant violence in Japan to sell the Japanese their first firearms, one of the quickest to take advantage of this new technology was the powerful daimyo Oda Nobunaga. In 1575 the impetuous Takeda Katsuyori laid... Read more >
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Ninja AD 1460-1650

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $14.95

The Ninja were the secret agents and assassins of feudal Japan and they remain a subject of enduring fascination. They first emerged during the power struggles of 9th and 10th century Japan, in response to the increasing demand for spies, informants and even assassins, and they were used until the mid-1600s... Read more >
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The Russo-Japanese War 1904-05

Written by Alexei Ivanov
Illustrated by Andrei Karachtchouk


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Russo-Japanese War in Manchuria was the first 20th century conflict fought between the regular armies of major powers, employing the most modern means – machine guns, trench warfare, minefields and telephone communications; and the battle of Mukden in March 1905 was the largest clash of armies in world history up... Read more >
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Hatamoto
Samurai Horse and Foot Guards 1540-1724
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's elite series title for Japan's samurai horse and foot guards, from 1540 to 1724. Each great samurai warlord, or daimyo, had a 'household division' of troops, known as the Hatamoto - 'those who stand under the flag'. The Hatamoto included the personal bodyguards, both horse (uma mawari) and foot (kachi)... Read more >
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Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45

Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II possessed the most technologically advanced and varied submarine fleet in the world. Ranging from the largest pre-nuclear submarines in the world to manned torpedoes, with the fastest combat vessels and midget submarines operating alongside craft capable of carrying floatplane bombers, the fleet should... Read more >
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Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1062

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

From the 10th century onwards the great Japanese monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the different orders of monks and religiously inspired laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries had to be securely sited and robustly defended... Read more >
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Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

From the 10th to the mid-17th century, religious organisations played an important part in the social, political and military life in Japan. Known as sohei ('monk warriors') or yamabushi ('mountain warriors'), the warrior monks were anything but peaceful and meditative, and were a formidable enemy, armed with their distinctive, long-bladed naginata... Read more >
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Osaka 1615
The last battle of the samurai
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $15.95

In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined... Read more >
Samurai Commanders (1)
940-1576
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's examination of Samurai commanders during the Gempei Wars (1180–1185), the Onin War (1467–1477), and the early Sengoku period. The samurai were the military elite of medieval and early modern Japan, and the men who led them were hailed as the very greatest, most heroic and most honourable of all samurai warriors... Read more >
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Samurai Commanders (2)
1577-1638
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

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... Read more >
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Samurai Heraldry

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Angus McBride


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

The dazzling spectacle presented by the armies of medieval Japan owed much to the highly developed family and personal heraldry of samurai society. From simple personal banners, this evolved over centuries of warfare into a complex system of flags worn or carried into battle, together with the striking 'great standards' of... Read more >
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