COMMODORE PERRY IN THE LAND OF THE SHOGUN
Rhoda Blumberg, . . HarperTrophy, $7.99 (144pp) ISBN 978-0-06-008625-1
This 1986 Newbery Honor book tracks Matthew Perry's expedition to open Japan to American trade. The volume contrasts cultural differences that the Japanese and Americans had to overcome and explains Japanese feudal society; it is illustrated almost entirely with reproductions of period Japanese art.
Reviewed on: 02/03/2003