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The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps

The Bloody Battles and Intrigues of the Shinsengumi

Romulus Hillsborough



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05 January 2021
Power to them meant everything. It was founded on courage, which begot honour. And by this courage and for this honour they fought to the death.

The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps tells the thrilling story of the Shinsengumi - the legendary corps of Samurai warriors tasked with keeping order in Kyoto during the final chaotic years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. This book recounts the fascinating tales of political intrigue, murder and mayhem surrounding the fearsome Shinsengumi, including:

The infamous slaughter at Ikedaya Inn where, after learning of a plan to torch the city, a group of Shinsengumi viciously attacked and killed a group of anti-Tokugawa plotters The bloody assassination of Serizawa Kamo, the Shinsengumi leader, under highly suspicious circumstances The final tumultuous battles of the civil war in which the Shinsengumi fought and died in a series of doomed last stands
By:   Romulus Hillsborough
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   284g
ISBN:   9784805315460
ISBN 10:   4805315466
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   05 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Romulus Hillsborough is an acclaimed expert in the field of Japanese history and culture who lived in Japan for over fifteen years. He has appeared numerous times on television and radio including The History Channel and NHK television. Fluent in spoken and written Japanese, he is the author of Ryoma: Life of a Renaissance Samurai, Samurai Revolution, Samurai Assassins and Samurai Tales. Hillsborough lives in San Francisco, California.

Reviews for The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps: The Bloody Battles and Intrigues of the Shinsengumi

So, what do the Hell's Angels and the Shinsengumi have in common? They both had a propensity for violence, a strict internal code of conduct, and an alarmingly excessive reaction to insult, real or perceived. Also, they probably would have slaughtered each other on sight. -Goodreads

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