Book Tour: “The Courage of a Samurai”

Ronald E. Yates is an author of award-winning historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy.

Today, I am delighted to coordinate with BeachBoundBooks on a Blog Tour for Lori Tsugawa Whaley, author of “The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success.” The tour will run until November 25, 2016.

This book attracted my attention immediately because I spent almost 10 years as the Chicago Tribune’s Chief Asia correspondent based in Tokyo. So when I have an opportunity to look at a book that addresses such traditional subjects as Japan’s legendary Samurai and the Code of Bushido under which they lived, I instinctively do it.

Lori Tsugawa Whaley is a “sansei” –a third-generation Japanese-American.” As such she has an inherent curiosity about Japan and things Japanese. She has fashioned a wonderful book which guides readers into the arcane world of Bushido and explains how employing the principles of that ancient code can benefit people in the 21st Century.

Please read on…



About the Book

Title: The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success | Author: Lori Tsugawa Whaley | Publisher: Aviva Publishing Publication Date: January 21, 2016, Genre: Motivational Number of Pages: 264


Book Description: The Courage of a Samurai is a Japanese American’s journey into Bushido, the samurai’s code of ethics. Each chapter features a timeless message about Japanese and Japanese Americans who applied the principles of courage, integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, and loyalty to overcome life’s challenges and emerge stronger individuals.

The Courage of a Samurai provides the reader a look ‘inside’ this ancient code through the lives of inspiring people. Why did Chiune Sugihara, aka the Japanese Schindler, save the lives of Polish and Lithuanian Jews during World War II against the orders of the Japanese and Lithuanian governments?

Understand the meaning of Honor in Saigo Takamori’s, aka The Last Samurai, determination to preserve the samurai’s way of life.  Learn why “Go for Broke!” was