Samurai: Selected full-text books and articles

Pagoda; Skull; and Samurai: 3 Stories by Rohan Koda By Rohan Koda; Chieko Irie Mulhern Tuttle Publishing, 1985
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Six Lives, Six Deaths: Portraits from Modern Japan By Suichi Kato; Robert Jay Lifton; Michael R. Reich Yale University Press, 1979
Idealism, Protest, and the Tale of Genji: The Confucianism of Kumazawa Banzan (1619-91) By James Welsh McMullen Oxford University, 1999
Librarian's tip: Part II "A Warrior's Life"
Japan's Emergence as a Modern State: Political and Economic Problems of the Meiji Period By E. Herbert Norman International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations, 1940
Librarian's tip: Includes discussion of samurai in multiple chapters
The Modern History of Japan By W. G. Beasley Frederick A. Praeger, 1963
Librarian's tip: Chap. I "Japan in the Early Nineteenth Century," Chap. V "The Fall of the Tokugawa, 1860-1868," and Chap. VI "New Men and New Methods, 1868-1873"
The History of Japan By Louis G. Perez Greenwood Press, 1998
Librarian's tip: Chap. 3 "Feudal Japan"
The Great Battles of Antiquity: A Strategic and Tactical Guide to Great Battles That Shaped the Development of War By Richard A. Gabriel; Donald W. Boose Jr Greenwood Press, 1994
Librarian's tip: Chap. 16 "The Japanese Way of War: Ichinotani, Kyushu"
A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present By Andrew Gordon Oxford University Press, 2003
Librarian's tip: Includes discussion of samurai in multiple chapters
Servants, Shophands, and Laborers in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan By Gary P. Leupp Princeton University Press, 1992
Librarian's tip: Includes discussion of samurai in multiple chapters
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