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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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Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Written by Stephen Turnbull
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ISBN: 9781849085748
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Tokugawa Ieyasu

Written by Stephen Turnbull


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $18.95

Towards the end of the 16th century three outstanding commanders brought Japan's century of civil wars to an end, and even though reunification was first achieved under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it was his successor Tokugawa Ieyasu who was to ensure a lasting peace.

In terms of his strategic and political achievements Ieyasu ranks... Read more >
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Tokugawa Ieyasu

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $9.95

Towards the end of the 16th century three outstanding commanders brought Japan's century of civil wars to an end, and even though reunification was first achieved under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it was his successor Tokugawa Ieyasu who was to ensure a lasting peace.

In terms of his strategic and political achievements Ieyasu ranks... Read more >
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War in Japan 1467-1615

Written by Stephen Turnbull


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

In 1467 the Onin War ushered in a period of unrivalled conflict and rivalry in Japan that came to be called the Age of Warring States or Sengoku Jidai. In this book Stephen Turnbull offers a masterly exposition of the Sengoku Jidai, detailing the factors that led to Japan's disintegration into... Read more >
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Yamamoto Isoroku

Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $9.95

Yamamoto Isoroku is the most well-known of Japan's military leaders and his name will be forever linked to the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Because the attack was such an apparent success, he has gone down as one of the most brilliant naval figures in history. 
 
The truth is rather different as explained in this...

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Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45

Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Imperial Japanese Navy of World War 2 surpassed the Allied and Axis fleets in innovation and technology. This title covers the 12 Japanese battleships that saw service between 1941-45. Each class is considered in turn in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark... Read more >
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Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45

Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $13.95

Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals... Read more >
Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-45

Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the Hosho. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it experimented with its carriers, perfecting their design and construction. As a result, by the time Japan entered World War II and attacked the United States at... Read more >
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War without Mercy
War without Mercy
Written by John Dower
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ISBN: 9780307816146
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War without Mercy
PACIFIC WAR
Written by John Dower


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: March 28, 2012
Price: $13.99

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
 
AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST
 
Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.” In this monumental history, Professor...

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March Was Made of Yarn
March Was Made of Yarn
Edited by Elmer Luke and David Karashima
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307948861
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March Was Made of Yarn
Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown
Edited by Elmer Luke and David Karashima


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.00

In time for the one year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, a collection of essays and stories by Japanese writers on the devastating disaster, its aftermath, and the resolve of a people to rebuild.

On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake occurred off the northeastern coast of Japan, triggering a... Read more >
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March Was Made of Yarn
March Was Made of Yarn
Edited by Elmer Luke and David Karashima
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307948878
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March Was Made of Yarn
Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown
Edited by Elmer Luke and David Karashima


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $11.99

In time for the one year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, a collection of essays and stories by Japanese writers on the devastating disaster, its aftermath, and the resolve of a people to rebuild.

On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake occurred off the northeastern coast of Japan, triggering a... Read more >
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Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45

Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Like their heavy cruiser brethren, the light cruisers built by the Imperial Japanese Navy in the build-up to WWII paid little more than lip service to the international naval treaties that were intended to keep the naval powers on a level playing field. The eight classes of light cruiser developed by... Read more >
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Samurai Armies 1550-1615

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 86 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

In 1543 three Portuguese merchants entered a turbulent Japan, bringing with them the first firearms the Japanese had ever seen: simple matchlock muskets called arquebuses. They proved a decisive addition to the Japanese armoury, as for centuries the samurai had fought only with bow, sword and spear. In 1575, during the... Read more >
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Samurai Women 1184-1877

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 151 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Ever since the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea while pregnant with the future Emperor Ojin, tales of female Japanese warriors have emerged from Japan's rich history. Using material that has never been translated into English before, this book presents the story of Japan's female warriors for the first time... Read more >
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Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Units
Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Units
Written by Osamu Tagaya, Illustrated by Jim Laurier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781841769127
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Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Units
1937-42
Written by Osamu Tagaya
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $22.95

The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War II (1939-1945). While the Val's participation in... Read more >
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Defense of Japan 1945

Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $14.95

In 1945, with her fleet destroyed and her armies beaten, the only thing that stood between Japan and an Allied invasion was the numerous coastal defence positions that surrounded the islands. This is the first book to take a detailed look at the Japanese home island fortifications that were constructed during... Read more >
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Japanese Castles 1540-1640

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $14.95

The landscape of 16th- and 17th-century Japan was dominated by the graceful and imposing castles constructed by the powerful ‘daimyo’ of the period. In this the most turbulent era in Japanese history, these militarily sophisticated structures provided strongholds for the consolidation and control of territory, and inevitably they became the focus... Read more >
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Japanese Tanks 1939-45

Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Peter Bull


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese Army widely employed tanks within the Pacific theater of war. This title details their key role in the conquests of Singapore and Malaya, as well as their later use in Burma, Saipan, and the Philippines, including in the amphibious assault of Corregidor. Tank development succeeded... Read more >
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The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $9.95

A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their... Read more >
The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa
The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa
Written by Dale Dye and Robert O'Neill
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849087162
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The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

Written by Dale Dye and Robert O'Neill


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $27.95

On December 7, 1941, as the Japanese dived out of the clouds above Pearl Harbor, America's future was fundamentally altered. Ever since the first world conflict, the United States had resisted the temptation to be drawn into wars outside of its borders. But with this one surprise attack America was inevitably... Read more >
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The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

Written by Dale Dye


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $12.99

On December 7, 1941, as the Japanese dived out of the clouds above Pearl Harbor, America's future was fundamentally altered. Ever since the first world conflict, the United States had resisted the temptation to be drawn into wars outside of its borders. But with this one surprise attack America was inevitably... Read more >
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Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2
Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2
Written by Nicholas Millman, Illustrated by Ronnie Olsthoorn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084406
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Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2

Written by Nicholas Millman
Illustrated by Ronnie Olsthoorn


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $22.95

The 100th title of Osprey's celebrated Aircraft of the Aces series covers a subject sure to be of interest to historians of World War II. The Ki-44 'Tojo' was a fast-climbing, heavily armed point-defence interceptor that was used successfully in slashing hit-and-run tactics that caught Allied pilots by surprise. In the... Read more >
The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $14.95

From 1600 till 1866 civil strife in public was virtually unknown in Japan; however, personal loyalty and self-sacrifice could at times rise above the samurai hierarchy to redefine Japanese culture. In 1703 former samurai avenged their lord in the most legendary raid in Japanese history.  The story of the 47 ronin is a tale rich in emotion... Read more >
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The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703
The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703
Written by Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland and Mariusz Kozik
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084277
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The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland and Mariusz Kozik


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $18.95

From 1600 till 1866 civil strife in public was virtually unknown in Japan; however, personal loyalty and self-sacrifice could at times rise above the samurai hierarchy to redefine Japanese culture. In 1703 former samurai avenged their lord in the most legendary raid in Japanese history.  The story of the 47 ronin is a tale rich in emotion... Read more >
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The Secrets of Mariko
The Secrets of Mariko
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765888
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The Secrets of Mariko
A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they are alike.


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