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    • Daughters of the Samurai

    • A Journey from East to West and Back
    • By: Janice P. Nimura
    • Narrated by: Emily Zeller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors - Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda - grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco, they became celebrities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Women who overcome

    • By NAC on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $24.95