9781138858909-1138858900-Clouds above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2

Clouds above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2

ISBN-13: 9781138858909
ISBN-10: 1138858900
Edition: 1
Author: Ryōtarō, Shiba
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 424 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138858909
ISBN-10: 1138858900
Edition: 1
Author: Ryōtarō, Shiba
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 424 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ryōtarō, Shiba wrote Clouds above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2 comprising 424 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1138858900 and 9781138858909. Since then Clouds above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ryōtarō devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary blockbuster, which features Japan's emerging onto the world stage by the early years of the twentieth century.

In Volume II, Meiji Japan is on a collision course with Russia, as Russian troops stationed in Manchuria ignore repeated calls to withdraw. Admiral Tōgō leads a blockade and subsequent skirmish at the strategically vital and heavily fortified Port Arthur, whilst Yoshifuru’s cavalry in Manchuria maneuvers for position as it approaches the Russian Army lines. The two armies clash at the battle of Liaoyang, where Japan seals a victory which shocks the world.

Anyone curious as to how the "tiny, rising nation of Japan" was able to fight so fiercely for its survival should look no further. Clouds above the Hill is an exciting, human portrait of a modernizing nation that goes to war and thereby stakes its very existence on a desperate bid for glory in East Asia.

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