A Writer’s Bookshelf (4): The Bakumatsu Edition

Included on these shelves are forty of the most important books on the Bakumatsu era (“end of the shogunate,” 1853 – 1868) that I’ve referred to in my writing over the years (but by no means all of them).

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Add to the above, the following major piece of Bakumatsu historical literature: the biography of the last shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, by Shibusawa Seiichirō, his former private secretary, along with three volumes of related materials from Tokyo University Press.