Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub

CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa

SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan READ ð Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa An army ten times the size of his own he allies himself with Ieyasu whose province is weak but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable Yet it is the scrawny monkey faced Hideyoshi brash impulsive and utterly fearless who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land Born the son of a farmer he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits turning doubters into loyal servants rivals into faithful friends and enemies into allies In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates opens men's minds and captures women's hearts For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue his faithful wife Nene holds his love dear even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist falls prey to his desi. It took me over a year to read this epic Partly because I was busy and partly because there were a few parts of the story that were a struggle to get through However the main reason it took so long is that I didn t want it to endThis is probably a novel for the Japanese history buff or the samurai nerd however like other Eji Yoshikawa novels like Musashi there is a lot of practical wisdom in there particularly for those interested in long range strategyThis is the story of the rise and rise of Toyotomi Hideyoshi the second of Japan s three unifiers who dominated in the later half of the 16th century during Japan s Warring States period known as the Sengoku period Yoshikawa mixes history with his uniue style of storytelling as he describes the humble beginnings of a restless seemingly poor behaved ch

SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan READ ð Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed villages plundered fields put to the torchAmid this devastation three men dream of uniting the nation At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him At the opposite pole is the cold deliberate Ieyasu wise in counsel brave in battle mature beyond his years But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all Hideyoshi who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's nameWhen Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying. You know there used to be this thing in Japan called the Sengoku period which was basically civil war all over the place the Shogun was kind of a loser and every lord of any clan tried to become the leader of JapanThis book is a fictionalized account of the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi the guy who finally united the country first under Oda Nobunaga and later on by himself Because that life was long and complicated the book is with 944 pages big enough to kill a cat there s enough Japanese names to confuse any non Japanese person how many names are there 500 Even the main guy s name changes three times and it s easily the most epic book I ve read in the last 10 years the Internet ruined the word epic by the way The book details the life of Hideyoshi from son of a poor country warrior to wandering sale

CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa

SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan READ ð Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa Res; and the seductive Chacha whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle tempts his weaknessAs recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa author of the international best seller Musashi Taiko tells many stories of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously Most of all though Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence acts of treachery and self sacrifice tenderness and savagery Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Jap. It is definitely a major work one can imagine how hard it was for Yoshikawa to try to piece the past together and make up lines beyond history One can imagine that the real history is somewhat like that but I believe one would be gravely mistaken to take this AS history Sometimes people forget There are many aspects that should have been expounded but not i believe it is important for readers to feel what the harsh realities of a samurai soldier life is and the power politics among the vassal lords but somehow they are not treated sufficiently Thus the ascend of the Taiko in the ranks of Nobunaga has not been fairly justified And the depiction of Akechi Mitsuhide was uite unfair Mitsuhide s brilliance was downplayed while he was winning the wars for Nobunaga And the final episode of his life was see


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    Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub You know there used to be this thing in Japan called the Sengoku period which was basically civil war all over the place the Shogun was kind of a loser and every lord of any clan tried to become the leader of Japan

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    Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub I read Taiko for the first time than twenty years ago and enjoyed it enormously as you might suspect since I have chosen to read it again To some extent reading this book a second time was in preparation for a tr

  3. says: CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub

    Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub Based on true story of Hideyoshi the taiko the ruler of japan on behalf of the emperor at feudal eraA fascinating story about a person who st

  4. says: Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub Eiji Yoshikawa ¸ 0 READ SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

    SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa Taiko is an epic prepare for a long long 1000 page journeyIf you've got a serious interest in Sengoku period Japan this book is essential it walks you through the life of a samurai in many ways the most successful samurai

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    Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub Great Story; Somewhat Difficult Read This is a story of feudal Japan and unification of the clannish and war torn country by a once poor downtrodden commoner who became Taiko supreme ruler through a series of bat

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    SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub It took me over a year to read this epic Partly because I was busy and partly because there were a few parts of the story that were a struggle to get through However the main reason it took so long is that I didn't want it to endThis is probably a novel for the Japanese history buff or the samurai nerd however like other Eji Yoshikawa novels like Musashi there is a lot of practical wisdom in there particularly for those interes

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    Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub Eiji Yoshikawa’s historical novel TAIKO chronicles the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi the 16th century unifier of JapanOf humble origi

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    Eiji Yoshikawa ¸ 0 READ CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa SUMMARY Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Taiko is a story set in the middle of the 16th century as the Ashikaga shogunate crumbled As a conseuence Japan came to resemble a huge battlefield as rival warlords vied for dominance Three very different men emerged seeking to control and unify Japan Those men were the brutal rash and charismatic Oda Nobunaga; the cunning Toyotomi Hideyoshi

  9. says: Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub Eiji Yoshikawa ¸ 0 READ

    CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Eiji Yoshikawa Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub It is definitely a major work one can imagine how hard it was for Yoshikawa to try to piece the past together and make up lines beyond histor

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    Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan Pdf/Epub This book is simply amazing I'll try to write a longer review later but I was riveted from page 1 Hideyoshi is such a fascinating protagonist unlike any of the samurai of his time which is part of why I love this so much

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  • Hardcover
  • 926
  • Taiko An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan
  • Eiji Yoshikawa
  • English
  • 06 August 2018
  • 9784770026095