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Our time by dedicated acolytes who study the ancient techniuesNinja 1000 Years of the Shadow Warrior by British historian John Man is as colorful and intriguing as the warriors it so vividly brings to life. This book is a good beginner book on ninjas It hits certain key points throughout the history of ninjas and helps you better understand myth vs fact I guess what sticks out to me though is when the author talks about his travels in Japan to try and understand the history behind ninjas the subject of the book becomes about him and less about the topic he is writing about Don t get me wrong it s not that it totally destroys the book but I could have done without some of the ramblings and commentary he has about the people he is talking to for information in Japan

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The first major pop history of the Japanese stealth assassins John Man's Ninja is a meticulously researched entertaining blend of mythology anthropology travelogue and history of the legendary shadow warri. Ninja reads less like a 1000 Year history and like an extended Esuire article Not necessarily a bad thing it s a moderately interesting breezy book But if you re looking for a comprehensive history of the concept of ninjas dating from feudal Japan to the present look elsewhere As a good case in point one sentence begins as follows To cram four centuries into a sentence So what is covered by the rest of the 300 pages Some anecdotes about famous Japanese warriors rulers aspiring unifiers samurai shogun and assassins some ninja wisdom akin to the seven secrets of highly successful ninjas and some extended discussions in the last few chapters about how James Bond brought ninja into the pop culture in the 1960 s and how one Japanese ninja continued to fight WWII in the jungles of Manila until 1972

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OrsSpies assassins saboteurs and secret agents Ninja have become the subject of countless legends that continue to enthrall us in modern movies video games and comics and their arts are still practiced in. Excellent history of the Ninja but I think the author may have bitten off than he could chew with this book Trying to tie the growth of the ninja clans into the other threads of feudal Japanese history with little to no background info on the history of the shogun and the samurai makes for a VERY confusing read for anyone not already familiar with Japan If you have read anything else regarding the period then Ninja is an excellent companion piece If not the sheer number of names and places can be very overwhelmingan appendix of famous names and clans would have been very helpful


10 thoughts on “Ninja Author John Man

  1. says:

    I hovered between a 2 and a 3 on this I found him glib and sometimes condescending towards his subject He also meandered into personal anecdote

  2. says:

    Ninja reads less like a 1000 Year history and like an extended Esuire article Not necessarily a bad thing it's a moderately interesting breezy book But if you're looking for a comprehensive history of the concept of ninjas dating from feudal Japan to the present look elsewhere As a good case in point one sente

  3. says:

    Originally posted on my blog Misprinted PagesNote I want your uestions about real life ninjas Please include them in the comments here or on my blog and I'll try to pass them on to author John Man to answerOur idea of the uintessential ninja is a little short of historical reality In fact what does the average person really know besides that they dress in all black and are masters of stealth and assassination

  4. says:

    Reviewed for The BibliophibianNinja is another travelogue ish easy to read history of a broad and fascinating topic in this case the history and afterlife of ninjas in Japanese culture It felt scatterbrained than Man’s other book

  5. says:

    John Man’s Ninja 1000 Years of the Shadow Warrior will likely disappoint those looking for a proper history of one of Japan’s most famous cultural exports as there’s simply too much conjecture with the subject matter to consider it reliable Despite the premise of demystifying what the term ‘ninja’ has become in western culture Man freely uses it as an adjective applying it to subjects that might not ualify Jame

  6. says:

    Excellent history of the Ninja but I think the author may have bitten off than he could chew with this book Trying to tie the growth of the ninja clans into the other threads of feudal Japanese history with little to no ba

  7. says:

    This book is a good beginner book on ninjas It hits certain key points throughout the history of ninjas and helps you better understand myth vs fact I guess what sticks out to me though is when the author talks about his travels in Japan to try and understand the history behind ninjas the subject of the book becomes about him and less about the topic he is writing about Don't get me wrong it's not that it tota

  8. says:

    An easy to read brief history of Ninjas The author switches between history text and researcher's travelogue occasionally which makes certain parts of the ninja story real ie the old guy in Japan with an attic full of old armor and relieves the Japanese history newbie from to many names from Japanese history Some of the interesting parts are

  9. says:

    Pretty good book The author has a tendency to conflate any military action involving the Japanese and deception into being ninja like

  10. says:

    The multitude of names and places was a tad confusing It took me a year to read Ninja so I will admit that my opinion may have differed if I had read it all in one sitting Having said that the book really shines when it details the be

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