This lengthy bio-documentary follows the author's exploits into the heart of Japan in his attempt to learn their history and evolution into a "modern" society, without the common "alien" viewpoint with which most foreigners unwittingly bias their historical understanding. Published near the end of the 19th century, this book provides an excellent lens with which to view the Japanese sociopolitical transformation.
Take a trip through the rich folklore of Ireland in this enchanting volume from author James Stephens. Fairy kings, femmes fatales, bewitched animals, epic feuds -- these action-packed stories traverse a broad spectrum of themes and settings. Folklore fans and readers interested in Gaelic and Celtic culture will appreciate this collection.