Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

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Download or read book Bridge of Scarlet Leaves written by Kristina McMorris and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2011-10-24 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this poignant and evocative novel by acclaimed author Kristina McMorris, a country is plunged into conflict and suspicion—forcing a young woman to find her place in a volatile world. Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern’s life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother’s best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy. When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost. Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss—an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit. “Readers of World War II fiction will devour Kristina McMorris's Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, a poignant, authentic story of Japanese and American lovers crossed not only by the stars but by the vagaries of war and their own country's prejudices.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us

Every Time We Say Goodbye

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ISBN 10 : 1847562426
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Every Time We Say Goodbye written by Kristina McMorris and published by Avon Books. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour, the tide of change rippled across America, separating the patriots from the enemies - but what of those torn between two sides?

Letters from Home

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Download or read book Letters from Home written by Kristina Mcmorris and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SOLD ON A MONDAY. Inspired by her own grandparents’ WWII courtship letters, New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris delivers a moving tale of friendship, family, and the twists of fate that change us forever… It’s 1944, and although foreign battles are escalating, the war seems distant in every way to sensible college student Liz Stephens. That is, until her chance encounter with charming infantryman Morgan McClain at a USO dance in Chicago. Their deep connection feels mutual to Liz, but to her dismay, her bombshell roommate, Betty, is the one who promises to write the deploying soldier. Singer Betty Cordell delights in the prospect of a dashing serviceman filling her life with adventure, marital bliss, and societal circles outranking her modest roots. It only makes sense for her to beg Liz for help penning an eloquent letter to Morgan, now bound for a dangerous front. After all, she’s certain the beauty of Liz’s ghostwritten prose would ensure a courtship as enviable as their roommate Julia’s relationship with her beloved sailor—and Betty is right, though not how she foresees. Likewise, Julia Renard’s betrothal is more complicated than it appears. When tempting opportunities arise, the future she always envisioned as a devoted wife and mother risks derailment. And yet, as the Allies edge toward victory, every person—through heart-wrenching choices and life-altering letters—will discover within themselves profound courage, bittersweet hope, and the true meaning of home… “An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story.”—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale

The Edge of Lost

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ISBN 10 : 9780758281197
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Download or read book The Edge of Lost written by Kristina McMorris and published by Kensington Books. This book was released on 2015-11-24 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes an ambitious and heartrending story of immigrants, deception, and second chances. On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl’s whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search’s outcome. Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world. Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell—and believe—in order to survive. “Will grab your heart on page one and won’t let go until the end. I absolutely love this book, and so will you.” —Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants “An absorbing, addictive read.” —Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author

The Pieces We Keep

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Download or read book The Pieces We Keep written by Kristina McMorris and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A boy’s mysterious dreams and a troubled WWII romance converge in the New York Times bestselling author’s heartfelt novel inspired by true accounts. Eager for a fresh start after her husband’s untimely death, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son Jack seems apprehensive about flying—but it's just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him. As Jack's fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become. Desperate to help her son, Audra traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack's dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the potential to wound—and perhaps, at last, to heal. Deftly weaving together past and present, The Pieces We Keep evokes the depth of a mother's bond with her child, and the power of personal histories to echo through generations . . . "Gripped me from the first page and didn't let go.” —Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife

Sold on a Monday

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ISBN 10 : 1492663999
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Download or read book Sold on a Monday written by Kristina McMorris and published by Sourcebooks Landmark. This book was released on 2018 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From New York Timesbestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined. Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value. Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens -- a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions.

Letters From Home

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Download or read book Letters From Home written by Kristina McMorris and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2011-03-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by her grandparents’ WWII courtship letters, New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris delivers a moving tale of friendship, family, and the twists of fate that change us forever . . . It’s 1944, and although foreign battles are escalating, the war seems distant in every way to sensible college student Liz Stephens. That is, until her chance encounter with charming infantryman Morgan McClain at a USO dance in Chicago. Their deep connection feels mutual to Liz, but to her dismay, her bombshell roommate, Betty, is the one who promises to write the deploying soldier. Singer Betty Cordell delights in the prospect of a dashing serviceman filling her life with adventure, marital bliss, and societal circles outranking her modest roots. It only makes sense for her to beg Liz for help penning an eloquent letter to Morgan, now bound for a dangerous front. After all, she’s certain the beauty of Liz’s ghostwritten prose would ensure a courtship as enviable as their roommate Julia’s relationship with her beloved sailor—and Betty is right, though not how she foresees. Likewise, Julia Renard’s betrothal is more complicated than it appears. When tempting opportunities arise, the future she always envisioned as a devoted wife and mother risks derailment. And yet, as the Allies edge toward victory, every person—through heart-wrenching choices and life-altering letters—will discover within themselves profound courage, bittersweet hope, and the true meaning of home . . . “A gripping and memorable story, Letters from Home is a timeless lesson in love and loss and the moments that shape our lives.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

The Christmas Collector

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ISBN 10 : 9781420146257
Pages : 120 pages
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Download or read book The Christmas Collector written by Kristina McMorris and published by Zebra Books. This book was released on 2017-10-31 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A woman uncovers family secrets and romance while liquidating an estate at Christmastime in this novella by the author of Sold on a Monday. Toss, repair, sell, repeat. Most of the time, people are grateful for estate liquidator Jenna Matthews’s organizing services. Not Reece Porter, her new client’s handsome but grouchy grandson. As far as he’s concerned Jenna is a vulture, picking through his late grandfather’s treasures, during the holidays, no less. Personally, Jenna isn’t one for Christmas nostalgia, or any kind of nostalgia. Plus, she’s just doing her job. But when she and Reece are drawn together in an emergency, it becomes clear there’s a whole other kind of tension between them, one that’s pure electricity. And when Jenna discovers keepsakes that suggest an intriguing Porter family secret, unwrapping the mystery leads both Jenna and Reese to the greatest gifts of the holidays—and the truth in their hearts . . . Previously published in A Winter Wonderland. Praise for the writing of Kristina McMorris “Will grab your heart on page one and won’t let go until the end.” —Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times–bestselling author on The Edge of Lost “An absorbing, addictive read.” —Beatriz Williams, New York Times–bestselling author on The Edge of Lost “Impeccably researched and beautifully written.” —Karen White, New York Times–bestselling author on Bridge of Scarlet Leaves “An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times–bestselling author on Letters from Home

The Ways We Hide

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Download or read book The Ways We Hide written by Kristina McMorris and published by Sourcebooks Landmark. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Timesbestselling author of Sold On A Monday--over a million copies sold!--comes a sweeping World War II tale of an illusionist whose recruitment by British intelligence sets her on a perilous, heartrending path. As a little girl raised amid the hardships of Michigan's Copper Country, Fenna Vos learned to focus on her own survival. That ability sustains her even now as the Second World War rages in faraway countries. Though she performs onstage as the assistant to an unruly escape artist, behind the curtain she's the mastermind of their act. Ultimately, controlling her surroundings and eluding traps of every kind helps her keep a lingering trauma at bay. Yet for all her planning, Fenna doesn't foresee being called upon by British military intelligence. Tasked with designing escape aids to thwart the Germans, MI9 seeks those with specialized skills for a war nearing its breaking point. Fenna reluctantly joins the unconventional team as an inventor. But when a test of her loyalty draws her deep into the fray, she discovers no mission is more treacherous than escaping one's past. Inspired by stunning true accounts, The Ways We Hideis a gripping story of love and loss, the wars we fight--on the battlefields and within ourselves--and the courage found in unexpected places.

When We Had Wings

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ISBN 10 : 9780785253242
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Download or read book When We Had Wings written by Ariel Lawhon and published by Harper Muse. This book was released on 2022-10-18 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From three bestselling authors comes an interwoven tale about a trio of World War II nurses stationed in the South Pacific who wage their own battle for freedom and survival. The Philippines, 1941. When U.S. Navy nurse Eleanor Lindstrom, U.S. Army nurse Penny Franklin, and Filipina nurse Lita Capel forge a friendship at the Army Navy Club in Manila, they believe they’re living a paradise assignment. All three are seeking a way to escape their pasts, but soon the beauty and promise of their surroundings give way to the heavy mantle of war. Caught in the crosshairs of a fight between the U.S. military and the Imperial Japanese Army for control of the Philippine Islands, the nurses are forced to serve under combat conditions and, ultimately, endure captivity as the first female prisoners of the Second World War. As their resiliency is tested in the face of squalid living arrangements, food shortages, and the enemy’s blatant disregard for the articles of the Geneva Convention, the women strive to keep their hope— and their fellow inmates—alive, though not without great cost. In this sweeping story based on the true experiences of nurses dubbed “the Angels of Bataan,” three women shift in and out of each other’s lives through the darkest days of the war, buoyed by their unwavering friendship and distant dreams of liberation. “Three of the biggest powerhouses in historical fiction come together to pen this breathtaking story of three nurses serving in the Philippines during the Second World War.” —PAM JENOFF, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star World War II historical fiction Stand-alone novel Book length: approximately 128,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Sun Down

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ISBN 10 : 9781525546280
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Download or read book Sun Down written by Jeff R. Wright and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2019-05-22 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Jackson Wright was killed in a freak accident on the front lawn of his house, just shy of his ninth birthday, his close-knit and loving family found themselves utterly devastated and adrift, unsure of how to even go about the process of moving forward without him. With the support of friends, family, and an amazing community, they managed to keep going through those unbelievably painful first days, which included the service for Jackson and returning to their home without him afterward. In the weeks and months that followed, Jackson’s father found some comfort and release in the writing of an online blog, through which he kept his circle of extended family and friends informed about his family’s progress, avoiding the repetitive cycle of awkward questions and painful answers. Sundown expands on that blog, telling the story of an amazing young boy, the impact he had on those around him, and his family’s inspiring journey towards a new normal. It is just one part of an amazing legacy inspired by an incredible little boy who was taken far too soon. With surprising insight, wisdom, and humor, the story takes its audience on a raw and relatable journey of determination and survival. It will change the way you look at love and loss, and inspire you to hold your loved ones closer than ever, leaving nothing between you unsaid.

Fallen Beauty

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ISBN 10 : 9781101615638
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Download or read book Fallen Beauty written by Erika Robuck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Without sin, can we know beauty? Can we fully appreciate the summer without the winter? No, I am glad to suffer so I can feel the fullness of our time in the light.” Upstate New York, 1928. Laura Kelley and the man she loves sneak away from their judgmental town to attend a performance of the scandalous Ziegfeld Follies. But the dark consequences of their night of daring and delight reach far into the future.… That same evening, Bohemian poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her indulgent husband hold a wild party in their remote mountain estate, hoping to inspire her muse. Millay declares her wish for a new lover who will take her to unparalleled heights of passion and poetry, but for the first time, the man who responds will not bend completely to her will.… Two years later, Laura, an unwed seamstress struggling to support her daughter, and Millay, a woman fighting the passage of time, work together secretly to create costumes for Millay’s next grand tour. As their complex, often uneasy friendship develops amid growing local condemnation, each woman is forced to confront what it means to be a fallen woman…and to decide for herself what price she is willing to pay to live a full life. “Lovers of the Jazz Age, literary enthusiasts, and general historic fiction readers will find much to love about Call Me Zelda. Highly recommended.” –Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice

An Inconvenient Woman

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ISBN 10 : 9781529405859
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Download or read book An Inconvenient Woman written by Stéphanie Buelens and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-09-03 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Packed with suspense and surprises, it is hard to put down' Daily Mail 'A remarkably polished first mystery' New York Times 'Beautifully written and suspenseful from the chilling opening to the end' James Patterson SHE SAYS HE IS A KILLER. HE SAYS SHE IS DELUSIONAL. SOMEBODY IS LYING. When Claire Fontaine learns that her ex-husband Simon is marrying again, to a woman with a teenage daughter, her blood runs cold. She is sure that years ago Simon molested her own daughter and was responsible for her mysterious death. She can't let him get away with it a second time. Vandalism, harassment; whatever it takes, Claire will expose him. Simon doesn't know where Claire got this delusion from; her daughter's death was ruled a suicide, but she has always blamed herself - is she just lashing out? Wanting to protect his new fiancee, he hires Sloane Wilson, an ex-cop turned 'sin-eater', whose job it is to handle delicate cases without getting the police involved, to get Claire off his back. Sloane must navigate the wreckage of Claire and Simon's marriage to discover the truth. Two people with conflicting stories and a whole lot of reasons to want to hurt each other. Is she crazy or is he manipulative? And can Sloane stay clear-headed enough to figure it out?

The Paris Architect - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

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Download or read book The Paris Architect - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know written by G Whiz and published by GWhizBooks.com. This book was released on 2014-06-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you know that the Paris Architect was set in Paris during the German occupation in 1942? Or, did you know that the story is about an architect who was contracted to design a place for Jews to hide from the Germans during World War II in Paris? What are the amazing facts of Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Paris Architect G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Call Me Zelda

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ISBN 10 : 9781101614150
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Download or read book Call Me Zelda written by Erika Robuck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-05-07 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[A] haunting and beautifully atmospheric novel...brilliantly brings Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to life in all their doomed beauty, with compelling and unforgettable results.”—Alex George, author of Setting Free the Kites From New York to Paris, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald reigned as king and queen of the Jazz Age, seeming to float on champagne bubbles above the mundane cares of the world. But to those who truly knew them, the endless parties were only a distraction from their inner turmoil, and from a love that united them with a scorching intensity. When Zelda is committed to a Baltimore psychiatric clinic in 1932, vacillating between lucidity and madness in her struggle to forge an identity separate from her husband, the famous writer, she finds a sympathetic friend in her nurse, Anna Howard. Held captive by her own tragic past, Anna is increasingly drawn into the Fitzgeralds’ tumultuous relationship. As she becomes privy to Zelda’s most intimate confessions, written in a secret memoir meant only for her, Anna begins to wonder which Fitzgerald is the true genius. But in taking ever greater emotional risks to save Zelda, Anna may end up paying a far higher price than she intended... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Of Love and Life

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Download or read book Of Love and Life written by Catherine Alliott and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page 509 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Luis Frois: First Western Accounts of Japan's Gardens, Cities and Landscapes

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Download or read book Luis Frois: First Western Accounts of Japan's Gardens, Cities and Landscapes written by Cristina Castel-Branco and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-09-28 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on Luis Frois, a 16th-century Portuguese Jesuit and chronicler, who recorded his impressions of Japanese gardens, cities and building practices, tea-drinking rituals, Japan’s unification efforts, cultural traditions, and the many differences between Europe and Japan in remarkable manuscripts almost lost to time. This research also draws on other Portuguese descriptions from contemporary sources spanning the years 1543 – 1597, later validated by Japanese history and iconography. Importantly, explorer Jorge Alvares recorded his experiences of discovery, prompting St. Francis Xavier to visit Japan in 1549, thus ushering in the “Christian Century” in Japan. During this long period of accord and reciprocal curiosity, the Portuguese wrote in excess of 1500 pages of letters to European Jesuits that detail their impressions of the island nation—not to mention their observations of powerful public figures such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Sen no Rikyu. In addition to examining these letters, the authors translated and researched early descriptions of 23 gardens in Kyoto and Nara and 9 important cities—later visited by the authors, sketched, photographed and compared with the imagery painted on 16th-century Japanese screens. However, the data gathered for this project was found mainly within five large volumes of Frois’ História do Japão (2500 pages) and his Treaty on Contradictions—two incomparable anthropological works that were unpublished until the mid-20th century for reasons detailed herein. His volumes continue to be explored for their insightful observations of places, cultural practices, and the formidable historical figures with whom he interacted. Thus, this book examines the world’s first globalization efforts that resulted in profitable commerce, the introduction of Portuguese firearms that changed Japan’s history, scientific advances, religious expansion, and many artistic exchanges that have endured the centuries.