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'A Brief History of the Samurai': offers thrilling take on Japan's ancient warrior class

/ | Oct 21, 2017

'A Brief History of the Samurai': offers thrilling take on Japan's ancient warrior class

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On reading Jonathan Clements’ brief history of the samurai, first published in 2010, you can’t help but see parallels with the recent blockbuster television series “Game of Thrones.” A Brief History of the Samurai, by Jonathan Clements.365 pages ROBINSON, Nonfiction. Clements’ recounts centuries of samurai power struggles, ...

Kazuo Ishiguro: Social worker turned Nobel Prize winner

Oct 6, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro: Social worker turned Nobel Prize winner

Kazuo Ishiguro, the 62-year-old British novelist of Japanese origin who won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, once wanted to be a rock star, then became a social worker and only later in life turned to writing. Born in Nagasaki and raised in England ...