Ninja Attack!: True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws
Full of stories of real-life ninjas, Japanese history and background, this lushly illustrated book discards most of the myths of black pajama-clad assassins in favor of factual information. Many of the stories separate fact from fiction and provide plenty of background for further reading and research by those interested in the role of the ninja throughout history. In addition to biographies of historical ninja, there are also biographies of those who lived during the Warring States period and those who hired and worked alongside famous ninja, so the likes of Miyamoto Musashi, Yagyu Jubei, and Oda Nobunaga also receive mention.