Ronin

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1780968477
Pages : 64 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (78 users)

Download or read book Ronin written by Craig Woodfield and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in an age of feuding samurai, wandering swordsmen and fearless warrior monks, Ronin is a skirmish wargame that captures the flavour and excitement of such Akira Kurosawa films as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Whether they prefer the loyal samurai retainers of a feudal lord or a horde of desperate bandits, players choose from one of several factions and build forces to battle for dominance and survival in 16th-century Japan. They may also recruit swords-for-hire to supplement their forces – masterless ronin, martial arts masters and secretive ninja will lend their skills to any commander who can afford them. A full points system, incorporating a wide range of equipment and skills, allows for detailed customisation of characters, while scenarios and a campaign system permit them to gain experience and develop over time. The fast-paced rules simulate the cut and thrust of hand-to-hand combat and require the player to make tactical decisions in the middle of a fight, immersing them in an era of war.

The Way of the Christian Samurai: Reflections for Servant-Warriors of Christ

Publisher : R.A.G.E. Media
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ISBN : 0977223469
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (977 users)

Download or read book The Way of the Christian Samurai: Reflections for Servant-Warriors of Christ written by Paul Nowak and published by R.A.G.E. Media. This book was released on 2007-06 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christians are called to be both servants and soldiers of Christ. As this book demonstrates, there is much to be learned from the teachings and example of the Samurai, legendary servant-warriors of Japan, in order for believers respond to Gods call as Christian Samurai. (Christian)

Black Belt

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Pages : 104 pages
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Download or read book Black Belt written by and published by . This book was released on 1989-07 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Samurai

Publisher : Graphic History: Warriors
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ISBN : 1543555047
Pages : 33 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (543 users)

Download or read book Samurai written by Blake Hoena and published by Graphic History: Warriors. This book was released on 2019 with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In graphic novel format, tells several tales of prominent samurai warriors from history and describes the training, weapons, armor, and battle tactics used by them."--

Along the Samurai's Route

Publisher : Editorial Autores de Argentina
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ISBN : 9878720217
Pages : 636 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (878 users)

Download or read book Along the Samurai's Route written by Jorge Orpianesi and published by Editorial Autores de Argentina. This book was released on 2022-10-27 with total page 636 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Along the Samurai's Route, with its 9 maps and more than 200 ophotographs, invites the reader to go on a journey into the geography and history of Japan. Dare to travel the Land of the Rising Sun with the help of an experienced martial artist who will act as a guide, while recounting the incredible experiences of his journey. Following the life of the famous warrior Miyamoto Musashi, the author will discover the iconic places of samurai culture and its most deeply rooted traditions. This book is a journey back in time where he shares his experiences in sacred places such as temples, shrines, castles, museums, cemeteries, forests, battlefields, and even the climb of mythical Mount Fuji. This inspirational adventure, which started as a dream and took many years to prepare, places the reader, both neophyte and experienced, closer to the culture of this mysterious country.

World Cinema through Global Genres

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1118712927
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (118 users)

Download or read book World Cinema through Global Genres written by William V. Costanzo and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-01-28 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World Cinema through Global Genres introduces the complex forces of global filmmaking using the popular concept of film genre. The cluster-based organization allows students to acquire a clear understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world. Innovative pedagogical approach that uses genres to teach the more unfamiliar subject of world cinema A cluster-based organization provides a solid framework for students to acquire a sharper understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world A “deep focus” section in each chapter gives students information and insights about important regions of filmmaking (India, China, Japan, and Latin America) that tend to be underrepresented in world cinema classes Case studies allow students to focus on important and accessible individual films that exemplify significant traditions and trends A strong foundation chapter reviews key concepts and vocabulary for understanding film as an art form, a technology, a business, an index of culture, a social barometer, and a political force. The engaging style and organization of the book make it a compelling text for both world cinema and film genre courses

Voices of Early Modern Japan

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000280950
Pages : 375 pages
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Download or read book Voices of Early Modern Japan written by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-27 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this newly revised and updated 2nd edition of Voices of Early Modern Japan, Constantine Nomikos Vaporis offers an accessible collection of annotated historical documents of an extraordinary period in Japanese history, ranging from the unification of warring states under Tokugawa Ieyasu in the early seventeenth century to the overthrow of the shogunate just after the opening of Japan by the West in the mid- nineteenth century. Through close examination of primary sources from "The Great Peace," this fascinating textbook offers fresh insights into the Tokugawa era: its political institutions, rigid class hierarchy, artistic and material culture, religious life, and more, demonstrating what historians can uncover from the words of ordinary people. New features include: • An expanded section on religion, morality and ethics; • A new selection of maps and visual documents; • Sources from government documents and household records to diaries and personal correspondence, translated and examined in light of the latest scholarship; • Updated references for student projects and research assignments. The first edition of Voices of Early Modern Japan was the winner of the 2013 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials. This fully revised textbook will prove a comprehensive resource for teachers and students of East Asian Studies, history, culture, and anthropology.

Shooting to Kill?

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 9780470975848
Pages : 260 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (975 users)

Download or read book Shooting to Kill? written by Peter Squires and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-08-24 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shooting to Kill? Policing, Firearms and Armed Response explores the dilemma of armed response policing in the UK, and policing in a gun culture. Offers the first critical exploration of the ACPO code of guidance on Police Use of Firearms and other tactical manuals Includes interviews with senior police firearms managers and critical case studies of police firearms incidents Features the first in-depth, academic analysis of the Stockwell shooting incident and the Kratos policy Provides a review of key developments in armed response policing around the world Describes the crucial phases in armed response policy development in Britain and explores the consequences of arming the police

The Samurai's Daughter

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1448193273
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (448 users)

Download or read book The Samurai's Daughter written by Lesley Downer and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the brave new Japan of the 1870s, Taka and Nobu meet as children and fall in love; but their relationship will test the limits of society. Unified after a bitter civil war, Japan is rapidly turning into a modern country with rickshaws, railways and schools for girls. Commoners can marry their children into any class, and the old hatred between north and south is over - or so it seems. Taka is from the powerful southern Satsuma clan which now dominates the country, and her father, General Kitaoka, is a leader of the new government. Nobu, however, is from the northern Aizu clan, massacred by the Satsuma in the civil war. Defeated and reduced to poverty, his family has sworn revenge on the Satsuma. Taka and Nobu's love is unacceptable to both their families and must be kept secret, but what they cannot foresee is how quickly the tables will turn. Many southern samurai become disillusioned with the new regime, which has deprived them of their swords, status and honour. Taka's father abruptly leaves Tokyo and returns to the southern island of Kyushu, where trouble is brewing. When he and his clansmen rise in rebellion, the government sends its newly-created army to put them down. Nobu and his brothers have joined this army, and his brothers now see their chance of revenge on the Satsuma. But Nobu will have to fight and maybe kill Taka's father and brother, while Taka now has to make a terrible choice - between her family and the man she loves ...

When the Shooting Stopped

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1472848950
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book When the Shooting Stopped written by Barrett Tillman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-04-14 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Highly recommended as a sobering but enlightening account.” Richard B. Frank, author of Downfall: The End of the Japanese Empire In the 44 months between December 1941 and August 1945, the Pacific Theater absorbed the attention of the American nation and military longer than any other. Despite the Allied grand strategy of “Germany first,” after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. especially was committed to confronting Tokyo as a matter of urgent priority. But from Oahu to Tokyo was a long, sanguinary slog, averaging an advance of just three miles per day. The U.S. human toll paid on that road reached some 108,000 battle deaths, more than one-third the U.S. wartime total. But by the summer of 1945 on both the American homefront and on the frontline there was hope. The stunning announcements of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 seemed sure to force Tokyo over the tipping point since the Allies' surrender demand from Potsdam, Germany, in July. What few understood was the vast gap in the cultural ethos of East and West at that time. In fact, most of the Japanese cabinet refused to surrender and vicious dogfights were still waged in the skies above Japan. This fascinating new history tells the dramatic story of the final weeks of the war, detailing the last brutal battles on air, land and sea with evocative first-hand accounts from pilots and sailors caught up in these extraordinary events. Barrett Tillman then expertly details the first weeks of a tenuous peace and the drawing of battle lines with the forthcoming Cold War as Soviet forces concluded their invasion of Manchuria. When the Shooting Stopped retells these dramatic events, drawing on accounts from all sides to relive the days when the war finally ended and the world was forever changed.

A Scary Little Christmas

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476679991
Pages : 371 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book A Scary Little Christmas written by Matthew C. DuPée and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-06-03 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Controversial yet beloved among audiences, Christmas-themed horror movies emerged in the early 1970s and gained a notorious reputation with Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), depicting Santa as an ax-wielding maniac. Some parents and conservative groups condemned the film, while others embraced the portrayal of Yuletide as a backdrop for fear and dread. Drawing on interviews with directors, producers, special effects artists, photographers and actors, this book celebrates the sordid, colorful history of the Christmas horror subgenre. Psycho Santa films such as Christmas Evil (1980) and 3615 code Pere Noel (1989) are examined, along with "Yule-Die" slashers like The Dorm that Dripped Blood (1982), Black Christmas (1974) and Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972). Commercial successes like Gremlins (1984) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) are covered, as well as more recent releases such as Better Watch Out (2016), Red Christmas (2016) and Deathcember (2019). Rare photographs, promotional materials and an annotated filmography are provided.

Wingshooting

Publisher : Stackpole Books
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ISBN : 0811748952
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (811 users)

Download or read book Wingshooting written by Peter F. Blakeley and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Distillation of tips and techniques and carefully compiled knowledge of the unit lead system.

Shooting Up

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 1849048835
Pages : 543 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (849 users)

Download or read book Shooting Up written by Łukasz Kamieński and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vividly written account of how drugs have shaped the history of warfare, based on prodigious research

Chinese Martial Arts Film and the Philosophy of Action

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000374556
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Chinese Martial Arts Film and the Philosophy of Action written by Stephen Teo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the philosophy of Chinese martial arts film, arguing that philosophy provides a key to understanding the whole genre. It draws on Chinese philosophical ideas derived from, or based on, Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and other schools of thought such as Mohism and Legalism, examines a cluster of recent Chinese martial arts films centering on the figure of the xia—the heroic protagonist, the Chinese equivalent of medieval Europe’s knight-errant—and outlines the philosophical principles and themes undergirding the actions of xia and their narratives. Overall, the author argues that the genre, apart from being an action-oriented entertainment medium, is inherently moral and ethical.

Audience Genre Expectations in the Age of Digital Media

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1000771326
Pages : 213 pages
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Download or read book Audience Genre Expectations in the Age of Digital Media written by Leo W. Jeffres and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-10-21 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume bridges the divide between film and media studies scholarship by exploring audience expectations of film and TV genre in the age of digital streaming, using qualitative thematic and quantitative data-driven analyses. Through four ground-breaking surveys of audience members and content creators, the authors have empirically determined what audiences expect of various genres, the extent to which these definitions match those of scholars and critics, and the overall variation and complexity of audience expectations in the age of media abundance. They also examine audience habits and preferences, drawing from both theory and original empirical analyses, with a view toward the implications for the moving image in a rapidly changing media environment. The book draws from the data to develop a number of new concepts, including genre repertoire, genre hybridity, audience interest maximization and variety seeking, and a new stage of genre development, genre bending. An ideal resource for students and scholars interested in the symbiotic relationship between audiences and the moving image products they consume, as well as the way the current digital media environment has impacted our understanding of film and TV genres.

Tragedy in Aurora

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ISBN : 1538123444
Pages : 305 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (538 users)

Download or read book Tragedy in Aurora written by Tom Diaz and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-10-31 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tragedy in Aurora is about the 2012 murder of budding sports journalist Jessica (Jessi) Redfield Ghawi in a public mass shooting, and the widening circle of pain it inflicted on her family, friends, police, medical first responders, and others. The book is at the same time a deep examination of the causes and potential cures of the quintessential 21st century American sickness—public mass shootings. At the heart of that examination is an unpacking of America’s deep polarization and political gridlock. It addresses head on the question of why? Why is American gun violence so different from other countries? Why does nothing seem to change? The “Parkland kids” inspired hope of change. But the ultimate questions stubbornly remain—what should, what can, and what will Americans do to reduce gun violence? Tragedy in Aurora argues that the answer lies in a conscious cultural redefinition of American civic order. Over recent decades, America has defined a cultural “new normal” about guns and gun violence. Americans express formalistic dismay after every public mass shooting. But many accept gun violence as an inevitable, even necessary, and to some laudable part of what it means to be “American.” Although Americans claim to be shocked with each new outrage, so far they have failed to coalesce around an effective way to reduce gun death and injury. The debate is bogged down in polarized and profoundly ideological political and cultural argument. Meanwhile, America continues to lead the globe in its pandemic levels of gun deaths and injuries. Combined with the cynical “learned helplessness” of its politicians, the result is gridlock and a growing roll of victims of carnage. Is there a path out of this cultural and political gridlock? Tragedy in Aurora argues that if America is to reduce gun violence it must expand the debate and confront the fundamental question of “who are we?” Tom Diaz gives a new understanding of American culture and the potential for change offered by the growing number and ongoing organization of victims and survivors of gun violence. Without conscious cultural change, the book argues, there is little prospect of effective laws or public policy to reduce gun violence in general and public mass shootings in particular.