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Topic - Jeff Shaara
The military history of Japan's samurai is book-ended not by violence, but by diplomacy and civil service. "Samurai: The Warrior Transformed," at National Geographic explores the nonmilitary roles of the samurai throughout Japan's history.
So Shaara the younger wrote not only a prequel to his father's novel ("Gods and Generals," which also was adapted), but a sequel, "The Last Full Measure."
He said in a recent interview that fans of his work were tired of hearing about Robert E. Lee.