The translation will be published in four volumes. There will be maps with details of campaigns and battles; each volume is approx. 150,000 words.
Shiba Ryotaro (1923-1996) is one of Japan's best-known writers, famous for his direct tone and unflinching depictions of war. He was drafted into the Japanese Army, served in the Second World War and subsequently worked for the newspaper Sankei Shimbun. He is most famous for his numerous works of historical fiction. Translated by Paul McCarthy, Andrew Cobbing, and Juliet Winters Carpenter Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum