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The shogunate lacked both the power and the public trust to enable it to call in all
the old coins and remint them. The local merchants, unable to pass up the
opportunity, began a wild selling rush and high quality gold coinage poured out
of the ...
The collision between the two forces began with the opening of fire from the Mito
side. The sound of guns boiled up among the mountains and through the valleys.
The Suwa troops fought stubbornly. Gradually the Mito ronin, advancing with ...
Hanzo's thinking began to acquire a new focus and coherence. By the time he
was ready to go back over Odaira pass, some Hirata disciples were already
crying out for the abolition of the doctrine of assimilation and of Dual Shinto itself
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review