American Samurai : Captain L.L. Janes and Japan by F. G. Notehelfer

By F. G. Notehelfer

The ebook finds how a guy as a way to being a misfit within the usa turned the heroic American samurai." It discusses Janes as one of many few Westerners allowed to dwell within the inside and because the "father" of the Kumamoto Band, which turned the dominant wing of eastern Protestantism and an important modernizing force.

Originally released in 1985.

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The green of the leaves has never been the same green to me, nor the grass so soft. A shadow has been in the sunlight since, and it will not paint things in the colors they wore, when her hand was in mine, and the light was in her eyes. For seven long years I never named her name. 37 As was often the case with emotionally disturbing experiences, Janes later discussed his sister's death through the eyes of one of his fictional characters. In an unpublished novel, "Out of Stony Lonesome," a work that retains strong autobiographical overtones, Janes deals with a young man brought up in a strict Calvinist home.

In glossing over the contradictions of the home, the Captain later sought to transcend the polarities of his own personality, which often served as sources of grief as well as glory. To understand the later Janes we must explore the home in greater detail. After their marriage in 1830, Janes' parents moved to Trenton, a few miles south of New Philadelphia. Here their first daughter, Ann Elizabeth, was born in 1832, but she survived only a few days. Two years later, in 1834, the family was more fortunate with the birth of a son, William Warner, who lived to maturity.

To the east they faced Constitution Island, the cedar-bedecked jut of land from which Washington's troops had once tried to impede British access to the upper Hudson with a chain across the river. Unlike most nineteenth-century colleges and universities, as Janes soon discovered to his satisfaction, West Point had left behind the prevalent pattern of Greek and Latin studies, moral philosophy, and Christian apologetics—the "too much ism" side of his critical evaluation of Al­ bany—for the expanding fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy, geog­ raphy, and geology.

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