The Resource The needle-watcher: : the Will Adams story, British samurai, (ebook)

The needle-watcher: : the Will Adams story, British samurai, (ebook)

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The needle-watcher: : the Will Adams story, British samurai
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The needle-watcher:
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the Will Adams story, British samurai
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eng
Summary
This fascinating novel reconstructs the story of Will Adams, a native of Gillingham, in Kent, England, and his voyage to Japan in the seventeenth century. Adams' knowledge of seafaring vessels at the time causes him to be taken into the favor of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and, in time, to become recognized as the founder of the Japanese navy. Adams was one of the most picturesque and daring of Britain's maritime traders, and this depiction of him as the first Englishman to settle in what was then a hostile country is written not only with distinction but also with an imaginative grasp that takes it right out of the class of the ordinary historical novel. It is an epic tale of strange adventures, and it creates an atmosphere of rare and haunting quality. In its understanding of the Japanese mind it is hardly less than remarkable. Will Adams died in Japan in the spring of 1620 and is buried at Yokosuka. Every year a ceremony is still held to commemorate the anniversary of his death. There is also a memorial to him at Ito, in Shizuoka Prefecture, as well as one at his birthplace in England
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Midwest
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1893-1940
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Blaker, Richard
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823/.9/12
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Tut books. L
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  • Adams, William
  • British
  • Japan
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adult
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The needle-watcher: : the Will Adams story, British samurai, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781462904099
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11817091
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remote
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11817091
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MWT11817091
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The needle-watcher: : the Will Adams story, British samurai, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781462904099
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11817091
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11817091
System control number
MWT11817091
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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