War in Japan 1467-1615 (Essential Histories): Stephen Turnbull: 9781841764801: Amazon.com: Books
The Heike Story describes the rise to power of Kiyomori of the Heike clan during this turbulent time. From a youth sunk in poverty, Kiyomori eventually rose to become the Emperor's Chief Councilor. Although he was a gentle, enlightened man, he left a trail of bloodshed and ruin in his wake. The strange twists of Kiyomori's fate are the core of this epic novel.
My Asakusa: Coming of Age in Pre-War Tokyo: Sadako Sawamura, Yasuhiro Kawamura, Norman E. Stafford: 9780804821353: Amazon.com: Books
The Origins of the Russo-Japanese War (Origins Of Modern Wars): Ian Nish: 9780582491144: Amazon.com: Books