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List of best books about samurai, including jacket cover images when available. Though many readers think of Clavell's Shogun as the premiere samurai novel, there are many other fantastic books about the legendary Japanese swordsman as wellAll these popular books on Samurai are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Samurai bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about Samurai. If you're looking for a list of top books on Samurai then you're in the right place.

The list you're viewing has a variety of books in it, like The Snow Empress and The way of the traitor. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about Samurai?" after checking out this list.

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Jon Scieszka, Frank Miller, and Laura Joh Rowland have all written books about Samurai.

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Musashi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Musashi Eiji Yoshikawa

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Shogun: A Novel of Japan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Shogun: A Novel of Japan James Clavell

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Cloud of sparrows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Cloud of Sparrows Takashi Matsuoka

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The way of the traitor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
The Way of the Traitor Laura Joh Rowland

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The 47 Ronin Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Samurai

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The samurai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
The Samurai Anthony J. Bryant

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Autumn bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Autumn Bridge Takashi Matsuoka

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Taiko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Taiko Eiji Yoshikawa

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Gai-Jin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Gai-Jin James Clavell

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Ronin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Ronin Frank Miller

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The Samurai's Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
The Samurai's Garden Gail Tsukiyama

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Samurai. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Samurai Caroline Leavitt

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Black Lotus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Black Lotus Laura Joh Rowland

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The Samurai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Caballero90 added The Samurai Shusaku Endo

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The Snow Empress is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
The Snow Empress Laura Joh Rowland

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Sam Samurai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Sam Samurai Jon Scieszka

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The Blade of the Courtesans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Samurai

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Red Chrysanthemum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Red Chrysanthemum Laura Joh Rowland

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The Pillow Book of Lady Wister... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Samurai