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Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (Landmark Books)
Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan - Landmark Books Author:Ferdinand Kuhn As the band struck up "Hail, Columbia!" Commodore Matthew Perry stepped on the shore of Japan. This was in the summer of 1853. For more than 200 years Japan had kept herself sealed from the rest of the world. No foreign ships had been allowed in her waters. No visitors and no traders had set foot on her soil. Yet here was an American naval ... more »officer marching proudly onto the shores of Japan and the ships carrying his crew riding majestically on her waters.
In Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan Ferdinand Kuhn tells the amazing story of the American naval officer who helped shape the course of history without firing a single shot.« less