Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior
by John Man
Review by Steve Sawicki
William Morrow Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062222022
Date: 05 February 2013 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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.
(Source: William Morrow)