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About the Book
Book Description: The Courage of a Samurai is a Japanese American's journey into bushido, the samurai's code of ethics. Each chapter features a timeless message about Japanese and Japanese Americans who applied the principles of courage, integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, and loyalty to overcome life's challenges, and emerge stronger individuals. The Courage of a Samurai provides the reader a look ‘inside’ this ancient code through the lives of inspiring individuals.Why did Chiune Sugihara, aka the Japanese Schindler, save the lives of Polish and Lithuanian Jews during World War II against the orders of the Japanese and Lithuanian governments? Understand the meaning of Honor in Saigo Takamori’s, aka The Last Samurai, determination to preserve the samurai’s way of life. Learn why “Go for Broke!” was the motto of the famous World War II all-Nisei 100th/442ndRCT, and discover why this simple motto reflects the essence of the way of the warrior.
The Code of Bushido can guide us through the challenges we all face, and inspire us to live a life of honor, courage, and integrity in today’s fast-paced and changing world. Sharpen your sword, and let the journey begin!
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"This is a book that awakens those dim memories of being taught when young how to live properly, of doing the right thing, and living a life of integrity and moral uprightness.(...)
The book is so beautifully laid out in a way that facts and figures do not overwhelm the reader, but can be absorbed easily. Lori’s tone is conversational and laid-back, but amazingly enough, she manages to cover much ground and deep thinking in this fashion. This review cannot accommodate just how much interesting information is covered, and the author’s incredible research is very evident." - Word Magic: All About Books
"This is a book not meant to be consumed quickly, but one story at a time and perhaps some stories read over and over to further absorb the uplifting accounts. I believe one could open the book at any point to find inspiration.
Ms. Whaley has ventured beyond the usual samurai texts which focus on the Samurai themselves, and has shown us ways in which these ideals have not only survived in the Japanese people, but can inspire all of us to strive to become more courageous in our daily lives." - Maude’s Web
"It is not only physical courage that we admire; we also admire mental and spiritual courage. In each chapter I learned something new. Entertaining and educational." - Kay LaLone
"The Courage of Samurai is educational, inspirational and in general a great read. It had excellent examples of the values of Samurai, including among others; courage, respect and honor. This book could be used to inspire leadership and integrity. It is well written and thoughtful. I loved the real life examples of each value. The stories were clear, interesting and definitely worth reading."
- Stitch Says
"This is a stupendous book to keep as reference and for libraries and homes to have and utlize in hopes of learning from this code and develop "The Courage of a Samurai" in each of us."
- Rockin’ Book Reviews
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