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Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale may sound like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family - and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality.

©2016 Pamela S. Turner (P)2016 Recorded Books

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yoshitsune

excellent book well narrated would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like a view into the real samurai.

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  • Jim
  • 24-05-17

Great Book

An outstanding and exciting novel, very well read I loved the reader. the tale is true and exciting with everything you could want in a novel.

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  • Jonathan Knotts
  • 30-08-16

Great history

this story was very well laid out & told. It was very dense with content & slow going, not a leisure book but I still really enjoyed it.

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