Foreword by His Most Illustrious Highness Tokugawa Ienari, Shogun of Japan * 1. What is a Ninja? * 2. Ninja and You! * 3. The Secret History of the Ninja * 4. IGA: True Land of the Ninja * 5. Fake Ninja - A Word to the Wise! * 6. The Amazing Exploits of the Iga Ninja During the Age of War * 7. How to Develop the Mind of a Ninja * 8. Specialized Ninja Equipment and When to Use It * 9. Ninja Weapons and How to Use Them * 10. Espionage and Intelligence Gathering * 11. Ninja Techniques of Infiltration * 12. How to Cause Chaos Wherever You Go * 13. The Ninja in Life and Death * 14. An Example of a Secret Ninja Scroll
Set in the year 1789 and based on the original ninja manuals of that era, this witty and informative secret manual equips readers with all the tools needed to become a master of ninjutsu.
Stephen Turnbull is a writer and historian, specializing in military history, particularly of Japan and East Asia. He is Honorary Lecturer in Japanese Religion at Leeds University and Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University in Japan. He is the author of over seventy books, including Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual (2012), published by Thames & Hudson. Turnbull gave the inaugural lecture for the establishment of the International Centre for Ninja Studies at Mie University, Japan, and acted as historical advisor for the 2013 film 47 Ronin.