Samurai Revolution: The Dawn of Modern Japan seen Through the Eyes of the Shogun's Last Samurai, Romulus Hillsborough.
is a fascinating account of the period from the forced opening of
Japan to the outside world in 1853, through the fall of the Tokugawa
Shogunate and on to the failure of the Satsuma rebellion against the
restored Imperial Government and the end of the world of the Samurai.
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