Blending together mythology and anthropology, this meticulously researched true history of the superbly trained warriors with extraordinary skills in combat, climbing, deception, disguise and camouflage traces their birth in a civil war Japan in the 15th century to the modern-day. 50,000 first printing.
Blends mythology and anthropology to trace the history of the warriors with extraordinary skills in combat, climbing, deception, disguise, and camouflage from their first appearance in feudal Japan to the present.
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 warriors.
Spies, 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 our time by dedicated acolytes who study the ancient techniques.
Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior, by British historian John Man, is as colorful and intriguing as the warriors it so vividly brings to life.