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Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show

James A. Michener Fiction Series

by Richard Wiley

Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show by Richard Wiley
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2007
    272 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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The long-awaited prequel--more than a decade in the making--to Richard Wiley's PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel, Soldiers in Hiding. A sword-swinging page-turner infused with a heady mix of Japanese etiquette, American ideals, and Machiavellian philosophy, Wiley's latest novel sparkles as it shapes history into an enlightened drama of the earliest moments of globalization.

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"Starred Review. This absorbing and immensely pleasurable book achieves momentum through Wiley's fluid style, the lightness with which he bears his learning, and the vitality and wit with which he brings a vanished world to life." - PW.

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