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Kichizaemon and Kimbei had paid little attention when the news of the Black
Ships at Uraga first reached their ears. Even when Kimbei surmised that Edo
must be really upset, they thought of it as something that would soon pass. It was
still a ...
The first impression they left with the people of this country was by no means as
pleasing as later generations might imagine. If only the Black Ships had not come
with the kind of men who would leave white flags on the coasts of this country.
Everything from single-masted and two-masted ships built along Western lines to
ships from each of the five great powers, to all kinds of freight and courier vessels
, fishing boats, and rowboats, some at anchor and some under way, became ...
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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